The name of the demolition derby car driver who was injured when his car blew up at a north-central Iowa county fair has been released. Matt Ertman of Blue Earth, Minnesota, man was severely burned after his car exploded at a demolition derby Sunday at the Worth County Fair in Northwood.
Ertman was removed from the car and later airlifted to University Hospitals in Iowa City with burns to his face, arms, and body. Authorities say the explosion happened when Ertman’s car struck another vehicle head on.
A hospital spokesperson says at last report that there was no information available about Ertman.
By Bob Fisher, KRIB, Mason City