Injury accident involving DCSO squad car and Breckenridge man

Last Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014

On 8-8-2014 at approximately 2:03 am, Dickinson County Sheriff’s Deputy Josh Roberts was westbound on Hwy 9 & 71, east of Spirit Lake, driving a Chevrolet Impala patrol vehicle. Laverne Schweertmann (55), of Breckenridge MN was driving a 1977 Harley Davidson motorcycle eastbound in the westbound lane. Roberts swerved to miss the motorcycle but was unable to get out of its path. The motorcycle struck the passenger side of the patrol vehicle.

Schweertmann was transported by Ambulance to LRH with incapacitating injuries and then transferred to Avera Mackennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  Deputy Roberts was not injured in the accident.  The accident remains under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol.

DCSO thanks the following for their assistance on scene: