Sioux County Sheriff

Motor vehicle accident northeast of Sioux Center – August 10

On Wednesday, August 10, at 7:40 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on 370th Street, three miles northeast of Sioux Center, IA.

Jacob Oolman, age 75, of Orange City, IA, was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Blazer westbound on 370th Street. William Kooiker, age 72, of Orange City, was driving a 2013 Ford F-350 eastbound on 370th Street. Kooiker attempted to turn left onto a farm driveway and the two struck.

Oolman was transported by helicopter to Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD. Kooiker was transported by Hull Ambulance to Sioux Center Health.

The Chevrolet sustained approximately $2,000 in damage. Damage to the Ford was estimated at $10,000.

Kooiker was cited for failure to yield right of way while making a left turn. The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Sioux Center Ambulance, Sioux Center Fire Department, Sioux Center Police Department and Hull Ambulance