Motor vehicle accident west of Rock Valley – January 19


On Thursday, January 19, at 4:54 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 18, six miles west of Rock Valley, IA. 

Katelyn Kooima, age 16, of Inwood, IA, was driving a 2005 Pontiac Vibe westbound on Highway 18. Norman Boeve, age 69, of Hull, IA, was driving a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 eastbound on Highway 18. Kooima lost control of the vehicle and struck the Dodge.  

No injuries were reported. 

Damage to the Pontiac was estimated at $5,000. Damage to the Ram was estimated at $1,000. 

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Rock Valley Police Department.