that occurred one half mile north of 450th St on Highway 75, three miles south of Sioux Center, IA.
Justin Navrkal, age 34, of Hinton, IA was driving a 2009 Chevy Express van, northbound on Highway 75.
Heather Hinds, age 41, of LeMars, IA was driving a 2007 Chrysler Town and Country van, southbound on
Highway 75. Jennifer Vortherms, age 35, of Granville, IA was driving a 2011 Toyota Highlander, also
southbound on Highway 75 behind Hinds’ vehicle.
Navrkal was fatigued and crossed the centerline into the southbound lane in front of Hinds. Hinds moved
towards the shoulder of the road in an attempt to avoid a collision. Navrkal’s vehicle sideswiped Hinds’. Debris
from the collision struck Vortherms vehicle causing minor damage to the windshield.
Hinds and Megan Kerkmann, a passenger in the vehicle, were both transported to the Sioux Center Hospital
where they were treated for their injuries. Navrkal received minor injuries and refused medical treatment.
Navrkal’s vehicle sustained approximately $5,000 in damages. Hinds’ vehicle sustained approximately $9,000
Navrkal was cited for failure to half of the roadway while meeting another vehicle.
The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol, Sioux Center Police, Fire, and Ambulance, and
Maurice First Responders.
On Tuesday, November 1, at 12:50 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle
accident that occurred at the intersection of Kennedy Ave and B40, four miles west of Hospers, IA.
Jared Dell, age 27, from Aberdeen, SD was driving a 2007 Peterbilt truck eastbound on B40 and was
attempting to make a right turn onto Kennedy Ave. Dell did not make a wide enough turn causing the trailer
to enter the west ditch where it became stuck. The trailer was loaded with approximately 97 head of cattle
owned by Bar K Cattle from Sioux Center, IA.
Damage to the Peterbilt is estimated at $2,500.
There were 97 cattle on the truck, one of those died, it was valued at $800.
No injuries were reported.
On Sunday, October 30 at 4:50 pm, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that
occurred one mile east of Alton, IA on 450th St.
Brian Gesink, age 53, of Kingsley, IA was driving a 1990 Freightliner pulling a manure tank westbound on 450th
Gesink was slowing to make a right turn onto kingbird ave. when his vision was obstructed by dust kicked up
from the gravel road. Gesink lost sight of the trailer wheels and took the corner too short; his vehicle
overturned into the east ditch of Kingbird Ave.
Gesink was transported to the Orange City Hospital for minor injuries.
Gesink’s tractor trailer received approximately $50,000 damage.
The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Alton Fire and Ambulance crews
This entry was posted on Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 at 5:05 pm and is filed under News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.