Sioux Center, Iowa — A Sioux Center woman was taken to the hospital after an accident near Sioux Center.
The Iowa State Patrol reports that about 7:20 AM on Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 38-year-old Rose Groeneweg Staples of Sheldon was driving a 2002 Ford Pickup northbound on Highway 75, about a third of a mile north of the Pella Windows plant on the north side of Sioux Center. Fifty-nine year-old Evonne Taylor of Sioux Center was northbound on Highway 75 in a 2006 Chrysler minivan. Fifty-five year-old Ruth Smith of George was southbound on in a 2014 Chevy. The report says that Smith was behind Taylor.
It says Groeneweg Staples lost control, crossed the center turning lane, and struck Taylor. Taylor’s minivan then entered the west ditch and struck an animal fence. Groeneweg Staples’ pickup also struck Smith’s car. Smith’s car also entered the west ditch. Groeneweg Staples’ pickup came to rest on the southbound lane and shoulder.
The Sioux Center Ambulance took Taylor to Sioux Center Health Hospital.
Groeneweg Staples’ Ford Pickup sustained $4000 in damages, Taylor’s Chrysler minivan sustained $6500 in damages, and Smith’s Chevy sustained $5000 in damages.
Groeneweg Staples was charged with Failure To Maintain Control.