David Dimmitt, Jr., 61, of Ottumwa died at the scene of an accident on Sept. 26 when his Ford Ranger pickup failed to traverse a curve on 180th Street.
Dimmitt was getting ready to traverse a corner to the right when the vehicle went straight going off the roadway south of 180th Street.
The 1995 Ford Ranger pickup rolled multiple times, coming to rest facing north.
The driver was deceased when EMS and law enforcement arrived at the scene.
Dimmitt was using a lap belt, but was partially ejected through the side door. The air bag did deploy.
In an accident that occurred on Sept. 24, Andrew Terhune of Gallatin, Mo. was traveling south on Highway 63 when David Fosshage of Merrimac, Wis., was stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of 180th St. and Highway 63. Fosshage proceeded to turn north onto Highway 63 and his 2012 Chrysler was struck on the driver’s side by Terhune’s 2012 Chevy Silverado.
Fosshage said he did not see Terhune because a truck pulling a horse trailer was in the turning lane and blocked his view.
The drivers were uninjured, but Fosshage’s vehicle had $3,000 worth of damage and Terhune’s Silverado received $4,000 in damages.
Rafael Duran’s Dodge Ram pickup received $1,500 in damages when a deer ran into the front passenger door of his truck on Hill Blvd. on Sept. 25.
Debbie Jarr of Bloomfield suffered minor injuries in an accident that occurred on Sept. 25. She was traveling westbound on Highway 2 when she swerved to miss an eastbound vehicle that turned left in front of her.
Jarr’s Ford Explorer left the roadway and came to rest on a culvert opening leaning against a tree. Her vehicle was totaled in the incident and she had to be extricated from her vehicle.
Amber Murphy of Pulaski received $2,500 in damages to her 2019 Hyundai SUV when she was traveling south on Rainbow Ave. and struck a deer in the roadway. The accident occurred on Sept. 26.