User uShare Login | Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.

50° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options



Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.


[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!


Trooper Steen's Recovery & Timeline Of Events

December 5, 2012, 6:02 PM by Peggy Moyer

Trooper Steen's Recovery & Timeline Of Events

It has been an emotional seven weeks for family and friends of South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Andrew Steen.

Steen was rushed to the hospital on the morning of October 17 after being run over by a suspected drunk driver.

Steen suffered a serious head injury and broken ankle. Doctors removed a portion of Steen's skull to relieve pressure on his brain and put him in a medically induced comma.

Two days later, on October 19, several charges were filed against 25-year-old Rachel Coleman including attempted murder in the first degree, aggravated assault on law enforcement and a fourth DUI.

On October 23, Steen went back into surgery, this time to repair his broken and dislocated right ankle.

At the end of October, doctors started bringing Steen out of his coma and were able to take him off a ventilator.

On November 1, Coleman was arrested in the case and appeared before a judge. Prosecutors say Coleman's blood-alcohol level was still .079, four hours after the incident occurred.

The week of Thanksgiving, Steen was able to eat on his own and had his feeding tube removed.

Last week, doctors told Steen and his family that a portion of his skull could be replaced this week, months ahead of schedule what doctors initially predicted.

Family and friends hope to have Steen home in time for Christmas.

Previous Story

Next Story





View news

You may also like

Helicopter Crash Near Parkston Under Investigation

10/5/2015 11:25 AM

Emergency crews responded to a helicopter crash near Parkston Monday morning. 

Full Story
Bosworth's Husband Facing Felony Charges

10/5/2015 10:50 AM

The husband of former GOP U.S. Senate Candidate Annette Bosworth now faces felony charges.

Full Story
Fishermen Find Body Of Sioux Falls Man In Oakwood Lake

10/6/2015 12:30 PM

The Brookings County Sheriff's Office says the body of 73-year-old Martin Jepson was found floating in the lake around 2:30 p.m. Monday.

Full Story
Huron Man Killed In Motorcycle-Semi Collision

10/3/2015 1:51 PM

A Huron man was killed in a crash on US Highway 14 Friday afternoon.

Full Story
Sheriff Asks For Help In I-90 Death Investigation

10/7/2015 2:23 PM

Capt. Paul Niedringhaus says authorities are looking for information from anyone who traveled in the area of I-90 mile marker 397 under the Kiwanis Av...

Full Story