Fremont County deputy killed in 2 vehicle crash | News

Fremont County deputy killed in 2 vehicle crash | News – Car Accident

UPDATED: Tuesday, June 14th, 2022, 10:06 p.m.

(Sidney) — State law enforcement officials are investigating a fatal accident in Fremont County involving a county deputy.

Iowa State Patrol District 3 Public Resource Officer Ryan Devault confirms to KMA News the patrol is investigating a fatal car accident in Fremont County Tuesday that killed 37-year-old Fremont County Sheriff Deputy Austin “Melvin” Richardson.

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office says at around 12:38 p.m., Richardson was traveling northbound on Highway 275 near 260th Street when his vehicle collided with a southbound John Deere S770 combine with dual front tires driven by 64-year-old James Groff. Richardson was killed as a result of the collision.

According to the Iowa State Patrol, the combine was wider than the southbound lane of the road, with the dual left front tire moving in the northbound lane. Authorities say Richardson collided with the left front tire causing the vehicle to skid sideways and roll several times before coming to rest on its left side.

This is a developing story, and more details will be provided as they become available.


UPDATED: Tuesday, June 14th, 2022, 6:45 p.m.

(Sidney) — State law enforcement officials are investigating a fatal accident in Fremont County involving a county deputy.

Iowa State Patrol District 3 Public Resource Officer Ryan Devault confirms to KMA News the patrol is investigating a fatal car accident in Fremont County Tuesday that killed 37-year-old Fremont County Sheriff Deputy Austin “Melvin” Richardson.

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office says at around 12:38 p.m., Richardson was traveling northbound on Highway 275 near 260th Street when his vehicle collided with a southbound combine driven by 64-year-old James Groff. Richardson was killed as a result of the collision.

This is a developing story, and more details will be provided as they become available.


ORIGINAL STORY: Tuesday, June 14th, 2022, 5:12 p.m.

(Sidney) — State law enforcement officials are investigating an accident in Fremont County involving a county deputy.

Iowa State Patrol District 3 Public Resource Officer Ryan Devault confirms to KMA News the patrol is investigating a car accident that occurred in Fremont County Tuesday involving a Fremont County Sheriff’s Office deputy.

This is a developing story, and more details will be provided as they become available.

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