Rock Valley, Iowa — Six people were taken to a hospital and two of them were later flown to a Sioux Falls hospital after a crash near Rock Valley on Thursday evening, July 21.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 5:25 p.m., 37-year-old Wilmer Cardenas-Alvarado of Rock Valley was driving a 2005 Ford F-150 westbound on 300th Street, two miles northwest of Rock Valley, when he lost control of the vehicle, which entered the south ditch and struck a field driveway.
The Rock Valley Ambulance took Cardenas-Alvarado and five adult passengers to Hegg Health Center-Avera in Rock Valley. Two of those passengers were later flown to Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center in Sioux Falls, SD.
The Ford pickup sustained approximately $10,000 in damage.
The sheriff’s office reports that the Rock Valley Fire Department, Rock Valley Ambulance Squad, Rock Valley Police Department, and the Iowa State Patrol assisted with the response to the accident, which remains under investigation.