Deputies Investigate Possible Alcohol Overdose Case

Rock Valley, Iowa — A medical call on Saturday, May 16th, near Rock Valley has turned into an investigation into a possible alcohol overdose case.
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The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that early on that date, about 1:50 AM, they investigated a report of a medical emergency at a residence on Dogwood Avenue, five miles southwest of Rock Valley. The call reported that a female was unresponsive.

Upon further investigation, deputies believe that 20-year-old Tayler Hutchinson of Yankton, SD was in need of medical assistance due to an apparent alcohol overdose. They say Hutchinson had allegedly earlier consumed alcohol at a gathering in Rock Valley and then had been brought to the home on Dogwood Avenue.

Hutchinson was transported by the Rock Valley Ambulance to Hegg Memorial Hospital in Rock Valley. She was later transported to Avera‐Mckennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

They say the case remains under investigation with the possibility of pending criminal charges.

The Rock Valley Police Department and Rock Valley Ambulance crew assisted the Sheriff’s Office.