The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 5:44 pm on Tuesday, 35-year-old Maricela Santos of Sioux Center was driving a 2007 Cadillac CTS southbound on Hickory Avenue, two miles northeast of Sioux Center. Nineteen-year-old Austin Van Voorst of Hull was driving a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix northbound on Hickory Avenue. According to the report, Van Voorst crossed the center on the roadway, causing Santos to drive her vehicle abruptly to the right where she lost control of her vehicle, crossed the northbound lane, entered the east ditch and struck a tree.
The Cadillac received $9000 damage.
Santos reported minor injuries and sought medical treatment on her own.
Santos was cited with a charge of operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license. Van Voorst was cited with a charge of failure to yield half of the roadway