An Ackley man has died after being found on fire behind a grocery store Tuesday. The Iowa Department of Public Safety says that Hardin County authorities were called shortly after three o’clock Tuesday afternoon to the alley of the Ackley Super Foods store.
On arrival, they found the garage near the store’s parking lot was totally engulfed in flames, however citizens had already extinguished the flames from the man on fire. Twenty-seven-year-old Derek James Harrop-Miller was airlifted bound for the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics’ burn unit, but he died while in flight.
An autopsy is scheduled to be conducted on his body Thursday in Iowa City.