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Belmond woman hurt in auto crash in Fayette county


This news story was published on August 5, 2020.
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Crash scene photo via Sheriff Marty Fisher.

RURAL FAYETTE COUNTY, IOWA – A Belmond woman was hurt in an auto crash in Fayette county

On August 2, 2020 at 1:28 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took a 911 call reporting a vehicle rollover with two occupants at the intersection of Scenic Road and T Avenue. An investigation determined that 53-year-old Eileen Marie Richards of Belmond, Iowa was operating a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado eastbound on Scenic Road. As she was attempting a negotiate a left hand curve, she lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle entered the east ditch, overturned and came to a final stop upright. Richards and a passenger were transported to Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah for non-life threatening injuries.

The vehicle is considered a total loss.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Waucoma Fire and First Responders, St Lucas Fire Dept. Tri State Ambulance, Winneshiek Medical Center Ambulance and Moss Service Center. The accident remains under investigation

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