On Friday, June 24, at 12:33 p.m.,. the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 18, two miles west of Boyden, IA.
Benjamin Johnson, age 34, of Ocheyedan, IA, was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer eastbound on Highway 18. Kevin LeLoux, age 53, of Doon, IA, was driving a 2019 Peterbilt semi-truck pulling a 2016 Jet-Co side dump trailer eastbound on Highway 18. Johnson slowed and began turning north into a private driveway as LeLoux began passing and the trailer struck Johnson.
Johnson reported minor injuries and declined further medical attention..
Damage to the Chevrolet was estimated at $5,000. The semi-trailer sustained approximately $10,000 in damage.
LeLoux was cited for unsafe passing.
The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Boyden Fire and Ambulance and the Iowa State Patrol.