Rock Rapids, Iowa — A Sioux Center woman and her passenger were taken to a hospital after a crash at the Lakewood corner south of Rock Rapids on Saturday, January 8, 2022.

According to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, about 11:40 p.m., Megan Badudu of Sioux Center was driving southbound in the 2100 block of Highway 75, about six miles south of Rock Rapids.

The report says Badudu states she fell asleep at the wheel of her 2006 Chevrolet Suburban, causing the vehicle to leave the roadway and enter the east ditch. The report says the vehicle made contact with a residential driveway causing the vehicle to leave the ground and come to rest in a farm field.

The Lyon County Ambulance squad took both occupants to Avera Merill Pioneer Hospital in Rock Rapids.

The Sheriff’s Office says the Suburban was totaled in the crash.

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