Lyon County Fatal

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Lyon County Fatal

Doon, IA (MTN)–An Inwood man was killed following a Tuesday afternoon accident.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office says 79-year-old Gilbert and 76-year-old Betty Teunissen were traveling north on K-30 shortly after 5:00 in a 2011 Toyota Avalon. As they approached A-52 there was a semi truck in the southbound lane driven by 55-year-old Duane Middle of Rock Valley who was attempting to make a left-hand turn onto A-52. Middle waited for another vehicle to pass through the intersection but did not see the Teunissen vehicle and started to turn in front of it. The vehicles collided in the intersection.

Gilbert Teunissen was transported to Avera Hospital in Sioux Falls by the Sanford Helicopter with life-threatening injuries while his wife, Betty was transported by the Lyon County Ambulance with non-incapacitating injuries. Gilbert died later at the Avera Hospital due to injuries received in the accident.

Other agencies assisting include Doon Fire and Rescue, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, Rock Valley Police, and the Iowa State Patrol.