Sioux County Sheriff

Motor vehicle accident – December 4

On Saturday, December 4, at 10:59 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Brown Street, in Hull, IA.  


Eric Bartels, age 55, of Orange City, IA, was parked in a 2021 Chevrolet Silverado on Brown Street. Audrey Hoftyzer , age 76, of Boyden, IA, was driving a 2014 Chevrolet Impala northbound on Brown Street. a passenger in the Silverado opened and rear door. As Hoftyzer approached, she struck the door of the Silverado.

No injuries were reported.

The Silverado sustained approximately $3,000 in damage. Damage to the Chevrolet Impala was estimated at $1,000.