On Friday, November 4, at 3:00 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 18, two miles east of Hull, IA.
Kristine Roepke, age 56, of Cherokee, IA, was driving a 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer eastbound on Highway 18; she slowed down for a turning vehicle in front of her. Luke Zylstra, age 18, of Larchwood, IA, was driving a 2005 Buick LES eastbound on Highway 18 behind Roepke. Zylstra became distracted while driving and struck Roepke.
No injuries were reported.
Damage to the Chevrolet was estimated at $5,000; damage to the Buick was also estimated at $5,000.
Zylstra was cited for following too close.
The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol.