Pickup runs into Hull nursing home, resident killed

September 01, 2015

A RESIDENT OF PLEASANT ACRES CARE CENTER HULL WAS KILLED MONDAY WHEN A PICKUP HIT THE BUILDING. THE SIOUX COUNTY SHERIFFS’ OFFICE REPORTS THAT ABOUT 2:10 PM, 77-YEAR-OLD LAWRENCE SOHL OF HULL WAS DRIVING A PICKUP WESTBOUND ON RAILROAD STREET WHEN FOR AN UNKNOWN REASON, HE STRUCK A MINIVAN DRIVEN BY HIS WIFE, 72 YEAR OLD KATHLEEN SOHL TRAVELING IN FRONT OF HIM. LAWRENCE SOLS CONTINUED THROUGH AN INTERSECTION AND ACROSS A GRASS LAWN BEFORE STRIKING THE PLEASANT ACRES CARE CENTER BUILDING. THE PICKUP TRAVELED THROUGH THE ROOMS OF TWO RESIDENTS AND CAME TO REST COMPLETELY INSIDE THE BUILDING. THE COLLISION KILLED 88-YEAR-OLD ANNA DYKSTRA, A RESIDENT OF THE CARE CENTER, WHO WAS IN HER ROOM AT THE TIME. NO ONE WAS IN THE SECOND ROOM. SOHL WAS TRANSPORTED TO THE SIOUX CENTER HOSPITAL BY THE SIOUX CENTER AMBULANCE. THE BUILDING SUFFERED $200,000 WORTH OF DAMAGE. THE ACCIDENT REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION BY THE SIOUX COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE.