A resident of a northwest Iowa nursing home was killed Monday when a pickup hit the building.
The Sioux County Sheriffs’ Office reports that about 2:10 p.m., 77-year-old Lawrence Sohl was driving a 2012 Toyota Tacoma westbound on Railroad Street when for an unknown reason, he struck a minivan traveling in front of him, and continued through an intersection and across a grass lawn before striking the Pleasant Acres Care Center building in Hull.
The pickup traveled through the rooms of two residents and stopped inside the building. The collision killed 88-year-old Anna Dykstra, a resident of the care center, who was in her room at the time. No one was in the second room.
Sohl was transported to the Sioux Center Hospital by the Sioux Center Ambulance. The accident remains under investigation by the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office.
(Reporting by Scott Van Aartsen, KIWA, Sheldon/Photo courtesy of the Sioux County Sheriff)