Motor vehicle accident in Maurice – October 10

On October 10, at 4:16 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of 470th Street and Highway 75, in Maurice, IA.

Benjamin Starr, age 28, of Iowa City, IA was driving a 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee northbound on Highway 75. Jadyn Berkenpas, age 16, of Maurice, was driving a 2010 Chevrolet Impala northbound on Highway 75. Starr slowed for a vehicle ahead of him and Berkenpas struck the Jeep.

Starr was transported by the Sioux Center Ambulance to Sioux Center Health for treatment of minor injuries.

The Jeep sustained approximately $15,000 in damage; the Chevrolet sustained approximately $8,000 in damage.

Berkenpas was cited for Following Too Close.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Maurice First Responders, Maurice Fire Department and Sioux Center Ambulance.