Sioux County Sheriff's Office

Sioux County Sheriff's Office

SIOUX CENTER—Two people were injured in a three-vehicle accident about 6:35 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, on Highway 75, two miles south of Sioux Center.

Scott Roy Snyder, 55, Alton, was driving a 2012 Kia Forte south on Highway 75 when he struck the rear of a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by Lyle Dean Van De Griend, 65, Orange City, according to the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office.

Van De Griend had been stopped, waiting for oncoming vehicles before attempting turn to turn left onto 440th Street.

The impact pushed his pickup into the northbound lane where it was struck by a 2003 Peterbilt semi pulling a livestock trailer and being driven by Justin Dale Van Otterloo, 22, Rock Rapids.

After striking Van De Griend, Van Otterloo lost control of his vehicle, which entered the west ditch where the truck and trailer came to rest on BNSF Railway property.

Snyder was transported by the Sioux Center Ambulance to Sioux Center Health and later airlifted to Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

Van De Griend also was transported by the Sioux Center Ambulance to Sioux Center Health.

Van Otterloo did not report any injuries.

The accident remains under investigation.