Larchwood, Iowa — Five people were taken to Sioux Falls hospitals as the result of a crash on Thursday night near the West Lyon School.
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 9:30 p.m., 41–year-old Melissa Shepley of Bloomington, Minnesota was southbound on Highway 182 in a 2012 Toyota. They report that 16-year-old Julia Bruggeman of Larchwood was driving a 2001 Chrysler Town & Country mini van.
According to the report, Bruggeman was at the stop sign on A26, and then she pulled out from the stop sign and her minivan was struck by the Shepley vehicle.
Shepley and her two passengers were transported to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls. Bruggeman was transported to Avera Medical Center and her passenger was taken to Sanford Hospital.
The sheriff’s office report says that both vehicles were total losses.
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that the Iowa State Patrol, Larchwood Fire & Rescue, and the Lyon County Ambulance Squad assisted them with the response to the accident, which they say remains under investigation.