Fatal Crash Sunday


A single vehicle crash Sunday morning claimed the life of a Rock Valley resident, and injured two others. The Iowa State Patrol says 25 year old Reyes Felipe Lopez-Lopez died in the crash, which occured on Sioux County Road B40 and Garfield Ave, a mile west of Sioux Center. The report says Lopez-Lopez’s vehicle went out of control, into a ditch, vaulted a culvert and struck an embankment. Lopez-Lopez died at the scene. Two passengers in the vehicle, 32 year old Marco Vincio Lopez-Lopez, and a 3 year old, both of Rock Valley, were transported to Sioux Center Health for treatment. They were later flown to a Sioux Falls hospital or treatment. The State Patrol says alcohol is suspected to be a contributing factor in the crash.