Sioux County Sheriff

Commercial Motor Vehicle Accident – December 29

On Wednesday, December 29, at 9:53 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a commercial motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 75, three and one-half miles northwest of Hull, IA.

Jerry Hall, age 51, from Springfield, NE, was driving a 2021 Kenworth straight truck southbound on Highway 75. Eric Van Meeteren, age 32, of Hull, was driving a 2007 Peterbilt semi-tractor pulling a trailer southbound on Highway 75 behind Hall. Hall slowed his truck down while passing under the BNSF Railway overpass and Van Meeteren struck Hall.  

Hall and a passenger reported minor injuries and sought medical attention on their own.   

The Kenworth sustained approximately $10,000 in damage; the Peterbilt sustained approximately $40,000 in damage.  

Van Meeteren was cited for following too close.  

The sheriff’s office was assisted by Hull Ambulance, Hull Fire Department and Iowa Department of Transportation Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement.