Thanksgiving Day began with a deadly accident about in western Iowa’s Harrison County. The Iowa State Patrol reports 22-year-old Colton Richard Bertelson, of Logan, died when the pickup he was driving went out of control and rolled into a farm field about three miles east of Magnolia.
Officials say Bertelson was traveling southeast on Highway 127 in his 2004 Chevy Silverado pickup, when he failed to negotiate a curve around 5 a.m. The truck left the road and partially entered the southeast ditch. Bertelson tried to steer the truck back toward the highway, but it slid across the road and through the intersection with Morgan Avenue, before entering the northwest ditch and sliding into a farm field, where the vehicle rolled over.
Bertelson was ejected from the pickup as it rolled, and was pronounced dead at the Missouri Valley Hospital. Officials say he was not wearing a seatbelt.
By Ric Hanson, KJAN, Atlantic