Motor vehicle accident south of Rock Valley – December 13

On Tuesday, December 13, at 9:34 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of Elmwood Avenue and 360th Street, four miles south of Rock Valley, IA.

John Kooyenga, age 28, of Rock Valley, was driving a 1999 Ford Ranger southbound on Elmwood Avenue. Anatolii Rykhlo, age 33, of Antelope, CA, was driving a 2015 Volvo 730 semi-tractor pulling cargo trailer westbound on 360th Street; the two struck in the intersection.

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

The Volvo sustained approximately $10,000 in damage; the Ford sustained approximately $5,000 in damage.

Rykhlo was cited for failure to yield from a stop sign.

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