On Tuesday, March 14, at 4:06 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 18, three miles east of Rock Valley, IA.
Hannah Wielenga, age 25, of Hull was driving a 2007 Honda CRV eastbound on Highway 18. Anna Goetz, age 27, of Orange City, IA, was driving a 2003 Ford Econoline E350 van eastbound on Highway 18 behind Wielenga. Wielenga slowed for other vehicles and Goetz struck the Honda. Goetz then lost control of her vehicle and entered the south ditch.
Both drivers reported minor injuries and declined further medical attention.
The Honda sustained approximately $8,000 in damage; the Ford sustained an estimated $5,000 in damage.
Goetz was cited for following to close.
The sheriff’s office was assisted by Rock Valley Fire Department, Rock Valley Ambulance and Rock Valley Police Department.