Campground Fatality

By: News Release
Sep 6th, 2018

On September 4, 2018 at 9:06 pm Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a vehicle that had went into the pond at Skip-A-Way RV Park and Campground located at 3825 Harding Road Clermont. Upon preliminary investigation by Sheriff’s Deputies it is determined that Steven Duane Baker JR. age 30 of Elgin was driving his White 2000 Mitsubishi Sport in the campground when he went out of control drove through a chain fence and into the pond. The area where the vehicle went into the pond was approx... 18-20 feet deep and upon the arrival of emergency personnel the vehicle was totally submerged. Rescue efforts were unsuccessful and the driver was pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries reported. The incident remains under investigation. Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Iowa state Patrol, Clermont Fire Department, Decorah fire and water rescue,  Tri-State and Clermont Ambulance.