November 3, 2011 - 5:05 pm - Posted in News

On Tuesday, November 1 at 10:11 am, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident

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

in damages.

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.

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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.

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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

 

St.

 

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

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