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Northern Iowa deputy hurt in auto crash Friday morning


This news story was published on August 10, 2019.
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LYON COUNTY, IOWA – A Northern Iowa deputy was hurt when he lost control of his vehicle Friday morning.

On the morning of August 9, 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. just south of 160th Street. 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 incapacitating 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.

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