Motor vehicle accident in Maurice – April 13

On Thursday, April 13, at 7:13 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of Highway 75 and 470th Street, in Maurice, IA.

Janelle Hillrichs, age 43, of Akron, IA was driving a 2021 GMC Sierra pickup northbound on Highway 75. Victoria VanDam, age 27, of Le Mars, IA, was driving a 2015 Ford Escape northbound on Highway 75 behind Hillrichs. Hillrichs slowed to turn onto 470th Street when VanDam struck the GMMC.

A passenger in the GMC, Nanette McLaughlin, age 58 of Le Mars, was transported by the Sioux Center Ambulance to Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars for treatment of minor injuries.

Damage to the GMC was estimated at $15,000; Damage to the Ford was estimated at $18,000.

VanDam was cited for following too close.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Maurice Rescue, Maurice Fire Department, Sioux Center Ambulance and Orange City Ambulance,