Sioux County Sheriff

Motor vehicle accident – November 10 *Photo*

On Wednesday, November 10, at 2:05 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of Highway 75 and 430th Street, one and one-half miles south of Sioux Center, IA.

Ryan Van Zee, age 47, of Sioux Center, was driving a 2021 GMC Sierra pickup southbound on Highway 75; he stopped for other vehicle traffic before attempting to turn left onto 430th Street. Brock Babcock, age 28, of Hinton, IA, was driving a 2017 Chevrolet Equinox southbound on Highway 75 behind Van Zee. Babcock was unable to stop and struck the GMC.

Babcock reported minor injuries and declined further medical attention.

The GMC sustained approximately $15,000 in damage. Damage to the Chevrolet was estimated at $20,000.

Babcock was cited for following too close.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Sioux Center Police Department, Sioux Center Fire Department and Sioux Center Ambulance.