Sioux County Sheriff

Motor vehicle accident west of Sioux Center – May 3

On Tuesday, May 3, at 9:36 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Elmwood Avenue, five miles west of Sioux Center, IA.

German Gutierrez, age 48, of Hawarden, IA, was driving a 2018 Ford F-150 southbound on Elmwood Avenue. Keith Mantel, age 25, of Orange City, IA, was driving a 2010 Dodge Ram pickup southbound on Elmwood Avenue; he stopped for the stop sign at 390th Street. Gutierrez was unable to avoid Mantel and struck a trailer being pulled by the Dodge.

No injuries were reported.

The Ford sustained approximately $1,400 in damage; the Dodge and trailer were not damaged.

Gutierrez was cited for following too close.