Gayville First Responders Crash Responding To Accident

Gayville First Responders Crash Responding To Accident

On Wednesday afternoon at 5:18 PM, the Yankton County Sheriff’s Office responded to an injury accident just north of Gayville.

Yankton County Chief Deputy Sheriff Michael Rothschadl says the accident involved two vehicles and two drivers. Both drivers were injured and transported to hospitals. The drivers were both firemen and first responders for the Gayville-Volin Fire Departments. The two vehicles had a nearly head on collision at the intersection. The pickup involved had crossed the center line to make a left hand turn onto 309th St. and the second vehicle had been Southbound and two vehicles collided.

Rothschadl adds that one of the vehicles involved was a 2016 GMC Sierra that was northbound on 451st Ave prior to the accident. That vehicle was driven by 28-year-old Sheldon Lee. He was responding to the call of a rollover accident near Fleegs.

The other vehicle involved in the accident was driven by 36-year-old Terry Rye. He was driving a 2000 Toyota Camry that was Southbound and was also responding to the call of the Fleegs rollover accident. Rye was pinned in the car and had to be extricated.

Responding was the Yankton County Sheriff’s Office, Yankton Fire & Rescue, and the Gayville-Volin Fire and EMS.