According to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, a 16-year-old male was driving a side-by-side utility terrain vehicle or UTV, going down a hill on private property in the 2100 block of Elmwood Avenue just east of Alvord, when, according to deputies, he lost control of the side by side resulting in it rolling.
Officials tell us there were four occupants in the vehicle including the driver. They say one of the passengers, Amanda Neyens of Sioux Falls, was fully ejected from the vehicle. The side-by-side landed on Neyens resulting in substantial injuries. Neyens was transported to Hegg Health in Rock Valley.
The rest of the passengers were not injured.
Deputies report that the Alvord Fire and Rescue Department and the Lyon County Ambulance Squad assisted with the response to the accident.