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UPDATE: Deputy Dies From Injuries Sustained In Friday Crash

Rock Rapids, Iowa — A Lyon County Sheriff’s Deputy has now died at a Sioux Falls hospital after crashing her patrol SUV on Friday. A release from the Sheriff’s Office and passed along by Iowa State Patrol Seargent Vince Kurtz says that Deputy Stephanie Schreurs died on Tuesday afternoon.

The release follows:

In the early morning hours of Friday, August 9th the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single-motor vehicle accident involving Deputy Stephanie Schreurs, a 24-year veteran. Deputy Schreurs sustained incapacitating injuries and was flown by air ambulance to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for injuries sustained in the accident. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office is deeply saddened to report that in the early afternoon hours of August 13th, Deputy Schreurs succumbed to her injuries. The crash remains under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol. A technical collision investigation is being completed by the Iowa State Patrol.

At this time, the family is requesting privacy. A memorial fund has been established in honor of Deputy Schreurs at Security Savings Bank in Larchwood, Iowa. This is the only official memorial fund in existence. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office is thankful for the outpouring of support they have received from the surrounding law enforcement agencies, first responders, medical staff, and community. Funeral arrangements are pending and details will be released when available.

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Posted 11:55 am, 8/13/2019

Rock Rapids, Iowa — The Iowa State Patrol and Lyon County Sheriff’s Office have released more information on the crash involving a Lyon County Sheriff’s Deputy on August 9th.

According to the agencies, Deputy Stephanie Schreurs was the driver involved in the single-vehicle crash Friday. They go on to say that Deputy Schreurs remains at a Sioux Falls area hospital. The release asks area residents to please keep the Schreurs family and Lyon County Sheriff’s Office in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Authorities say the crash remains under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol and a technical collision investigation is being completed.

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Posted 3:35 pm, 8/12/2019

Rock Rapids, Iowa — A Lyon County Deputy who was airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital in the aftermath of a single-vehicle crash Friday morning, remains in the hospital Monday.

KIWA talked to Lyon County Sheriff Stewart Vander Stoep Monday morning, and he says there is nothing new to report at this time. The Sheriff DID say that his department has been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support they’ve received from law enforcement agencies throughout the area. He says the “Blue Family” has pulled together in offering support, as well as any assistance that the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office might need.

The deputy, whose name hasn’t officially been released, was injured Friday morning when her patrol SUV left the roadway to the left, entered the ditch, vaulted a private driveway, and rolled, coming to rest on the driver’s side on the gravel driveway, according to the Iowa State Patrol, the agency investigating the crash.

Troopers say the crash remains under investigation, and a Technical Investigation is being conducted.

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Original post 2:27 pm, August 10, 2019

Rock Rapids, Iowa — A Lyon County Sheriff’s Deputy was injured in a single-vehicle crash that happened on Hickory Avenue, just south of 160th Street, near Rock Rapids Friday morning.

According to a report from the Iowa State Patrol, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office requested that troopers investigate a single-vehicle accident involving a Deputy.

Troopers say their preliminary investigation shows that a Lyon County Deputy was operating a 2018 Ford Explorer Police SUV northbound, in non-emergency status, on Hickory Avenue, entering a sharp curve to the right.  The SUV left the roadway to the left, entered the ditch, vaulted a private driveway, and rolled coming to rest on the driver’s side on the gravel driveway.

The Iowa State Patrol says the Deputy sustained incapacitating injuries and was flown by air ambulance to Sioux Falls.

This crash remains under investigation. Troopers say 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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