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Rock Valley, IA man dies following a 2-vehicle accident Tuesday night

(KTIV) - A Rock Valley, Iowa, man has died following a two-vehicle accident late Tuesday night near Rock Valley.

According to the Sioux County Sheriff's Office, 51-year-old Robert De Jong was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sixty-one-year-old Stephen Richter, also of Rock Valley, was taken to Hegg Health Center Avera for treatment.

According to the sheriff's office, at 10:16 p.m. Tuesday Richter was traveling westbound on 340th Street in a Freightliner straight truck while De Jong was traveling southbound on Eagle Avenue. The two vehicles struck each other at the intersection.

The accident remains under investigation by the Sioux County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's office was assisted by the Rock Valley Police Department, Rock Valley Ambulance and Rock Valley Fire Department.

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