Sioux County Sheriff

Motor vehicle accident east of Rock valley – August 17

On Wednesday, August 17, at 4:26 p.m. the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on 310th Street in Rock Valley, IA 

Mary Schortzmen, age 48, of Rock Valley, was driving a 2007 Ford Expedition eastbound on 310th Street; she slowed to turn left onto a residential driveway.  Justin Soodsma, age 40, of Orange City, IA, was driving a 2015 Nissan van eastbound on 310th Street behind Schortzmen and struck the Ford.

Soodsma was transported by the Rock Valley Ambulance to Hegg Health Center for treatment of hi injuries.

The Ford sustained approximately $10,000 in damage. The Nissan sustained an estimated $15,000 in damage.

Soodsma was cited for following too close and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended driver’s license.

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