Friday Accident Sends Three to Hospital

March 23, 2020 9:29am


The Sioux County Sheriffs Office investigated a two vehicle accident Friday morning that sent three people to the hospital. The accident occured south of Sioux Center on Highway 75.

22 year-old Tyler Leyendekker, of Visalia, CA, was driving southbound in a 2002 Ford F-250 pickup southbound on Hwy 75. 57 year-old Evan Haarsma, of Orange City, was driving northbound in a 2001 Dodge Ram 3500 pickup northbound on the highway. Leyendekker lost control of his vehicle, entered the northbound lane and struck Haarsma.

Haarsma, Leyendekker and a passenger in the Ford, 22 year-old Onika Nop, of Salisbury, VT, were transported by the Sioux Center Ambulance to Sioux Center Health for treatment of their injuries.

The Ford sustained approximately $10,000 in damage. The Dodge sustained an estimated $8,000 in damage.

The sheriffs office was assisted by the Sioux Center Police Department, Sioux Center Fire Department, and the Sioux Center Ambulance.

Leyendekker was cited for failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle. Nop was cited for failure to use safety belt.