The driver who authorities say caused a deadly three-vehicle crash last night in northeast Iowa ran away from the scene and is now subject of a manhunt. A pickup truck on the wrong side of the road started the chain-reaction wreck on a highway near Sageville last night, according to Dubuque County Sheriff’s Captain Bob Lynn.
Captain Lynn says, “The pickup did cross the center line, sideswiped a secondary vehicle which was then T-boned by a third vehicle.” The car that was sideswiped was driven by 28-year-old Casey Craugh of Hazel Green, Wisconsin. Craugh was prounounced dead at the scene.
The third vehicle, a van, rolled on its side and pinned the driver inside. Forty-two-year-old Jennifer Pape, of Sherrill, was treated at a Dubuque hospital and released. Captain Lynn says the pickup truck’s driver ran away from the accident scene.
“We have a suspect in mind,” he says. “We just have not located him.” Lynn says the pickup driver will be facing a number of criminal charges, once he’s found.
“Charges are being prepared and attempts are being made to locate this individual,” he says. The man’s name has not been released. The pickup did not belong to the suspect but had been borrowed with permission.