Sioux County Sheriff

Motor vehicle accident east of Rock Valley – August 17

On Wednesday, August 17, at 6:05 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of Highway 18 and Garfield Avenue, one mile east of Rock Valley, IA.

William Klein, age 17, of Hull, IA, was driving a 2008 Ford F150 eastbound on Highway 18. Eric Nilles, age 17, of Boyden, IA, was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Impala eastbound on Highway 18 behind Klein. Klein was making a left turn onto Garfield Avenue when he was struck by Nilles.

Nilles was transported by the Rock Valley ambulance to Hegg Health Center for treatment of minor injures.

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

Nilles was cited for following too close.

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