One person killed in Sioux County, Iowa accident

One person killed in Sioux County accident
One person killed in Sioux County accident(MGN)
Published: Sep. 18, 2022 at 5:33 PM CDT
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Rock Valley, Iowa (KTIV) The Iowa State Patrol (ISP) said one man was killed in a Sioux County accident around 6:15 this morning.

ISP reported a 2009 Mercury Mariner driven by 25-year-old Reyes Felipe Lopez-Lopez of Rock Valley left the roadway and struck an embankment after going into the ditch. The accident happened at B-40 and Garfield Avenue. Lopez was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing a seatbelt.

A 32-year-old male passenger and a three-year-old female were taken to Sioux Center Hospital and later flown to a Sioux Falls Hospital. Their conditions aren’t known at this time. The ISP report didn’t indicate if the male was wearing a seatbelt but the report said the three-year-old was not.

ISP isn’t sure why the vehicle left the roadway but the ISP accident report indicated alcohol may have been a contributing factor.