A southwest Iowa man is dead following a single-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon in central Iowa’s Dallas County. According to an obituary released from the Roland Funeral Home in Atlantic, the victim was Dennis Oathoudt of Atlantic.
The Iowa State Patrol has not confirmed the victims’ identity, however. Dallas County Sheriff’s officials say rescue crews were called to 24572 North Avenue about 1:45 p.m., Tuesday. Iowa State Patrol spokesman Sgt. Scott Bright said a truck went off the roadway and hit the cinder block wall of a mechanical building on the grounds of the privately owned Husband Field, about three-miles west of Dallas Center. Authorities are still investigating what happened.
They believe the truck blew a tire before it crashed into the building, and that the driver died on impact with the cinder block wall. His body remained in the truck for several hours, while crews worked to shore up the building to keep it from collapsing.
(Reporting by Ric Hanson, KJAN, Atlantic)