Sioux County Sheriff

Motor vehicle accident west of Alton – May 28

On Saturday, May 28, at 10:05 a.m.,  The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 10,  one-half mile west of Alton, IA.

Edwin Grotenhuis, age 72, of Alton, was driving a 2013 Ford F-150 westbound on Highway 10. Vanessa Vande Vegte, age 17, of Alton, was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Impala westbound on Highway 10 following Grotenhuis. Grotenhuis was slowing for a turning vehicle that was ahead of him and Vande Vegte struck the Ford.

No injuries were reported.

The Chevrolet sustained approximately $3,000 in damage; damage to the Ford was estimated at $1,500.

Vande Vegte was cited for following too close.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Orange City Police Department.