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Rock Valley man dies in 2-vehicle collision

Rock Valley man dies in 2-vehicle collision


ROCK VALLEY, Iowa -- A Rock Valley man was killed late Tuesday in a two-vehicle collision at a rural Sioux County intersection.

Robert De Jong, 51, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred at 10:16 p.m. at the intersection of 340th Street and Eagle Avenue, three miles south of Rock Valley.

According to the Sioux County Sheriff's Office, De Jong was southbound on Eagle Avenue in a Buick Park Avenue when he collided with a westbound Freightliner straight truck driven by Stephen Richter, 61, of Rock Valley, who was driving on 340th Street.

Richter was transported to Hegg Health Center Avera in Rock Valley for treatment of his injuries.

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