A southwest Iowa man died in a single vehicle accident this morning in Mills County. The Iowa State Patrol says 86-year- old Charles Phelps, of Red Oak, was traveling west on Highway 34 east of Hastings at around 9:15 a.m., when for reasons unknown, his 2010 Dodge pickup went off the road and into the north ditch.
The vehicle then entered a field and hit the eastbound ditch off of 370th Street. The impact caused the pickup to vault over 370th Street before it came to rest in the west ditch. Officials say Phelps was wearing a seat belt.
By Ric Hanson, KJAN Atlantic