Sioux County Sheriff

Motor vehicle accident west of Rock Valley – May 14

On Saturday, May 14, at 12:13 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’ Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of Highway 18 and 290th Street, seven miles west of Rock Valley, IA.  

Dillon Altena, age 28, of Fairview, SD, was driving a 2020 Ram 3500 northbound on Highway 18. Katherine Crumrine, age 24, of Sioux Center, IA, was driving a 2017 Chevrolet Suburban southbound on Highway 18. Altena attempted to turn left onto 290th Street and the two struck.

A passenger in the Chevrolet was transported by the Rock Valley Ambulance to Hegg Health Center for minor injuries.  

The Ram sustained approximately $5,000 in damage. The  Chevrolet sustained an estimated $7,000 in damage.   

Altena was cited for failure to yield making a left turn. 

The sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Rock Valley Police Department, Rock Valley Fire Department and Rock Valley Ambulance.