On Monday, May 22, at 5:10 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 18, one-half mile east of Rock Valley, IA.
Derek Lange, age 29, of Le Mars, IA, was driving a 2008 Freightliner eastbound on Hwy 18. Mariana Zomer, age 17, of Hull, IA, was driving a 2014 Jeep Wrangler eastbound on Hwy 18 behind Lange. Lange attempted to turn south onto a residential driveway and Zomer struck Lange..
No injuries were reported.
Damage to the Freightliner was estimated at $2,000. The Jeep sustained approximately $1,500 in damage.
Zomer was cited for failure stop in assured clear distance.
The sheriff’s office was assisted by Rock Valley Police Department.