Sioux County Sheriff

Motor vehicle accident east of Hull – January 27

On Thursday, January 27 at 7:50 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 18, one mile east of Hull, IA.

Blayne Van Marel, age 38, of Orange City, IA, was driving a 2021 Ford F150 westbound on Highway 18. Alyssa Vis, age 18, of Sheldon, IA, was driving a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze westbound on Hwy 18 behind Van Marel. Van Marel slowed for a vehicle turning ahead of him and Vis struck the Ford.

Vis reported minor injuries and sought medical attention on her own.

Damage to the Ford was estimated at $10,000. The Chevrolet sustained approximately $5,000 in damage.

Vis was cited for following too close.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Hull Fire Department and Hull Ambulance.