Busy Weekend For Sioux County Authorities

October 26, 2020 3:48pm

Stop Sign Down

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office is investigating several accidents over the weekend, beginning with a hit-and-run accident Friday night southwest of Hospers.  An unknown truck entered the ditch and struck a stop sign at the intersection of 410th and Kingbird Avenue.  A tow truck removed the truck from the ditch and neither party reported the accident to law enforcement.  Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the sheriff’s office.

Saturday morning, the Sioux County Sheriff’s office responded to an accident on Highway 10 four miles west of Orange City.  44 year-old Marsha Deboom of Sioux Center was driving a Chevrolet Equinox eastbound.  75 year-old John Van Kalsbeek Orange City was driving eastbound on the highway in a Peterbilt semi-tractor pulling a tank trailer behind Deboom.  DeBoom stopped for a turning vehicle ahead of her and Van Kalsbeek struck DeBoom.  No injuries were reported.

The Chevrolet sustained approximately $6,500 in damage. The Peterbilt sustained an estimated $3,500 in damage.

Van Kalsbeek was cited for following to close.

Blizzard Roads

Three accidents on Sunday kept the sheriff’s office busy with winter driving conditions complicating matters.  An accident occurred on Highway 75, one mile north of Sioux Center around 9:20 Sunday morning.  22 year-old Isaiah Blok of Brandon, SD was southbound on highway 75, driving a Subaru Impreza.  Blok lost control of the vehicle in a road construction zone, entered an unfinished northbound turning lane and struck construction materials owned by the Iowa Department of Transportation.  Block was not injured, but his vehicle sustained about $2,500 in damage, the construction materials sustained an estimated $250 in damage.

At 12:40 Sunday afternoon an accident occurred on Jackson Avenue, two and one-half miles northeast of Sioux Center.  18 year-old Angela Endrulat of Orange City was driving southbound on Jackson in a Ford Explorer when she lost control of the vehicle, entered the west ditch and rolled.  Endrulat was not injured.  Her vehicle sustained approximately $7,500 in damage.

Then at about 1pm Sunday afternoon, the sheriff’s office investigated an accident on Highway 60, two miles south of Alton.

20 year-old Kaitlyn Baustian of Colorado Springs, was driving south on Highway 60 when she lost control of the vehicle and entered the west ditch. Baustian was not injured.  Her 2005 Chevrolet Impala received about $3,500 in damage.