Press Releases

Personal injury motorcycle accident (corrected)

DCSO investigated a single vehicle motorcycle accident that occurred at 8:38PM on April 25 24, 2012 in the 1100 block of 320 Ave, north of Superior Iowa.  Vernon D. Handevidt (23), of Trimont MN, was driving a 2007 Yamaha Motorcycle northbound on 320 Ave.  A deer ran into the roadway.  Handevedt attempted evasive action and lost control of the motorcycle.  Handevidt was ejected from the motorcycle, landed on the pavement and skid for several feet.  Handevidt was transported by Ambulance with incapacitating injuries to Lakes Regional Healthcare and then flown by helicopter to Avera Hospital in Sioux Falls SD.  There was an estimated $5000 damage to the motorcycle.

The accident remains under investigation.

DCSO thanks the following for their assistance on scene:

  • Spirit Lake Ambulance
  • Superior Fire & Rescue
  • Iowa State Patrol

*Note: This article was corrected on 4/26/2012 to correct the date of the accident.

Location & Contact Info

Dickinson County Sheriff's Office

Physical Address
1802 Hill Avenue, Suite 1200
Spirit Lake, IA 51360

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 214
Spirit Lake, IA 51360

(t) 712-336-2793
(f) 712-336-1946