Marshall County
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Update- New year begins with tragic crash in Marshall County

January 1, 2017

January 1, 2017 at approximately 12:30 a.m. Marshall County Deputies and EMS were dispatched to a single-vehicle crash in the 1700 mile of Wallace Avenue in Green Mountain. First Responders arrived on scene and found a car involved in a rollover crash. The driver, Devon Erickson, age 18, of Grundy Center, Iowa was the only occupant. He had been ejected from and pinned by the vehicle during the crash resulting in serious injury.

Green Mountain Fire and EMS, Marshalltown Fire Department and CIH Ambulance worked to extricate and treat Mr. Erickson at the scene. He was then transported by ambulance to Central Iowa Healthcare and transferred by air ambulance to a Des Moines hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Preliminary information indicates that Mr. Erickson was traveling south on Wallace Avenue from Grundy County, failed to reduce speed entering the 35 MPH zone at Green Mountain, lost control while avoiding a rear-end collision with a turning vehicle ahead, left the roadway, struck a pole and overturned. Early evidence also indicates that the driver was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

The investigation is ongoing, including toxicology reports from the Medical Examiner to determine if there are other contributing factors in this crash.

Additionally, as part of the ongoing investigation, the Sheriff's Office is attempting to determine the whereabouts of Mr. Erickson earlier in the evening and whom he may have had contact with. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Communications Center at 641-754-5725, or anonymously through Marshall County Crime Stoppers at any of the following options: 641-753-1234;; by text: 274637 (CRIMES), put "Marshall" first followed by the text message.

About Marshall County Sheriff's Office
The Marshall County, Iowa Sheriff's Office is led by Sheriff Ted G. Kamatchus. Sheriff Kamatchus is committed to keeping communities and neighborhoods safe in Marshall County.

For additional information or a sample copy, contact:
Steve Hoffman, Chief Deputy
Marshall County Sheriff's Office
641-754-6380 Fax 641-754-6325

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Child Safety Seat Checkup Event

June 24, 2021

On Sunday, June 27 from 12:00PM to 4:00PM child passenger safety technicians with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and Marshalltown Police Department will be hosting a child seat safety checkup event at Fareway located at 102 W Anson St.  This event will be co-sponsored Fareway and Child Abuse Prevention Services of Marshalltown.  Technicians will be available to check child safety seats to make sure they properly fit the vehicle and child as well as ensuring correct and safe installation. They will also be checking seats to make sure they are not expired or recalled.   Techs will work with parents or caregivers to educate them on correct installation as well as offer tips to aid with proper installation.  They will also be able to answer general questions about child passenger safety.  This is a good opportunity to learn about different seat options and transitioning to different seats as your child grows and develops.  Informational handouts will be available for caregivers. 

Marshall County Sheriff’s Office to conduct special enforcement June 9 -12

June 8, 2021

Marshall County, Iowa – June 8th, 2021 – Father’s Day should be a time to celebrate, but it can also be one of the deadliest on the roads. The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office is joining Iowa’s statewide Traffic Fatality Reduction Task Force in an effort to reduce deaths on Iowa roadways. As part of that effort Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, will be conducting a special enforcement initiative geared toward reduction of impaired drivers leading into Father’s Day week.
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