The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 3:45 p.m., they responded to an accident involving an ATV on 180th Street just east of Highway 75, two miles south of Rock Rapids. During the investigation, it was found that three ATV’s were traveling westbound on 180th Street. They report that 46-year-old Edward Palmer of Rock Rapids was driving the lead ATV, a 2007 Polaris. They report he lost control on the road and the ATV rolled and landed on top of him. Palmer was taken to Sanford Rock Rapids Hospital. Alcohol is being considered as a factor, and the accident remains under investigation.
Meanwhile, the driver of the third ATV, 33-year-old Timothy Sprock of Rock Rapids was arrested in relation to the accident. Sprock was charged with Assault on a Peace Officer and Possession of a Controlled Substance 2nd Offense, both Serious Misdemeanors. He was also charged with Driving while License Suspended, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Interference with Official Acts, all Simple Misdemeanors. Sprock was taken to the Lyon County Jail.