A mobile home fire and a car crash have claimed lives in west central Iowa. The fire was reported just before one this morning in the Dallas County town of DeSoto.
Sheriff Chad Leonard says a 3-year-old child died in the fire, while other family members – including a 2-year-old – were able to escape the mobile home. No names have been released and investigators have yet to determine what caused the fire.
In Greene County last night, a single car crash killed a young man from Jefferson. The state patrol reports 18-year-old Drew Campbell was thrown from the car he was driving, when it left Highway 4 and rolled a couple times before hitting a utility pole.
Campbell was not wearing a seatbelt. A passenger, 28-year-old Rick Tuhn, was wearing a seatbelt and sustained minor injuries.