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August 10, 2019 Lieutenant Matthew W. Williams


  Sheriff Stewart Vander Stoep



Lyon County Sheriff’s Office and Iowa State Patrol Investigate Single Vehicle Personal Injury Crash

On the morning of 08-09-2019 the Lyon County Sherriff’s office requested the Iowa State Patrol investigate a single-vehicle motor vehicle accident involving a Deputy.

The preliminary investigation shows that crash occurred on K52/Hickory Ave. JSO 160th St.  A Lyon County Deputy was operating a 2018 Ford Explorer Police SUV NB in non-emergency status on K52 entering a sharp curve to the right.  The SUV left the roadway to the left, entered the ditch, vaulted a private driveway, and rolled.  The SUV came to rest on the driver's side on the gravel driveway. 

The Deputy sustained incapaciting injuries and was flown by air ambulance to Sioux Falls, SD.

This crash remains under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol.  A technical collision investigation is being completed by the Iowa State Patrol.

Other agencies assisting at the scene were the Lyon County Ambulance, Lyon County Sheriff’s Office and Rock Rapids Fire and Rescue.

Please direct any media inquiries to Sheriff Stewart Vander Stoep or Lieutenant Matthew W. Williams.


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