Accident Near Rock Valley Claims Life

September 24, 2020 10:51am

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The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a fatal motor vehicle accident Tuesday at the intersection of 340th Street and Eagle Avenue, three miles south of Rock Valley, IA.

A Freightliner straight truck was travelling westbound on 340th St., driven by 61 year-old Stephen Richter, of Rock Valley.  51 year-old Robert De Jong, of Rock Valley was driving a Buick Park Avenue southbound on Eagle Avenue; the two met and struck in the intersection.

De Jong was pronounced dead at the scene by the Sioux County Medical Examiner, Richter was transported by Rock Valley Ambulance to Hegg Health Center Avera for treatment of his injuries.

The Freightliner sustained approximately $15,000 in damage. The Buick sustained an estimated $10,000 in damage.

The accident remains under investigation by the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office.