Motor vehicle accident north of Sioux Center – December 12

On Monday December 12, at 8:12 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 75, four miles north of Sioux Center, IA.

Kyle Ruden, age, 45 of Le Mars, IA, was driving a 2014 Freightliner straight-truck northbound on Highway 75. Vernon Raak, age 81, of Sioux Center, was driving a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado pickup northbound on Highway 75 behind Ruden.  Ruden slowed for vehicles in front of him, Raak struck the Freightliner and entered the east ditch.

No injuries were reported.

The Freightliner sustained approximately $50 in damage; the Chevrolet sustained an estimated $10,000 in damage.

Raak was cited for failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle.