Press Release – Fatality Accident 3-5-2017

March 5, 2017

Press Release:

On March 5, 2017 at approximately 0019 hours, a motor vehicle accident was discovered, south of the South Airport Road intersection on Highway 81.

This was a high-speed, one-vehicle rollover accident, with four occupants in the vehicle. During the rollover, all four were ejected from the vehicle. All four sustained serious injuries, two male occupants were pronounced deceased on the scene.

Life Flight took the one female occupant, Schauntel R. Niehoff, (18YOA) to Mercy Medical Center, Sioux City, due to her injuries. Norfolk Fire & Rescue took the other female occupant, Dru McMahon (18YOA) to Faith Regional Hospital, for treatment of her injuries. Both females live in the Norfolk area.

The deceased are Dasavor G. Rodrigues (18 YOA) and Shawn M.D. Falk (17 YOA), both of Norfolk.

Through the initial investigation, none of the occupants of the vehicle was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. There was also no indication of any illegal alcohol or drug use at this time. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is the investigating agency, with assistance from the Nebraska State Patrol, Norfolk Fire & Rescue, and Norfolk Police Department.