(Hay Springs)-A Hay Springs woman is continuing her recovery process at Rapid City Regional Hospital after an afternoon of fun with her family quickly turned tragic. Marilyn Reed was on her way home Sunday afternoon, riding on a tube pulled behind a 4-wheeler, when the tube left the roadway and struck a telephone pole.
Sheridan County Sheriff Deputy Everett Langford was off duty at the time, but responded to the call. He said the 4-wheeler was not traveling very fast, but the road near 2nd and Line Street in Hay Springs was somewhat sloped, and when the tube came too close to the edge of the road, it entered a ditch and then struck a telephone pole, causing severe injury to Marilyn.
Marilyn was transported to Chadron Community Hospital, and then transferred to Rapid City that same day. Marilyn’s husband, Ron, is keeping friends and family updated on his wife’s condition via the Caringbridge.org web page. (http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/marilynreed) The page indicates that Marilyn is in the intensive care unit at this time, and also reports the severity of her injuries. Although not specifically indicated on the page, several sources have reported she will more than likely be paralyzed from the waist down.
An account has already been set up at Security First Bank in Hay Springs to help with any expenses the family face as a result of the accident. Richard McKay from Pheasant Run Restaurant in Hay Springs said he will be donating 10% of the proceeds from his business for the next 90 days to the account, and also encourages other businesses to contribute as well. McKay said there have already been several contributions to the account.
Marilyn is a loan officer with Security First Bank, and Ron is an insurance agent at the bank as well.
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