A central Iowa man was killed, two other men were hurt, in a collision Thursday night involving a pickup truck and a tractor pulling a planter. The accident happened at around 7 p.m. on Highway 71 near the intersection with 170th Street, about 2 miles north of Audubon.
The Iowa State Patrol says the driver of a 2013 Chevy pickup, 42-year-old Kurt Robert Sulzman, of Polk City, who was wearing his seat belt, died in the crash. Officials say Sulzman was traveling northbound at the same time a John Deere tractor driven by 45-year-old Cory David Handlos, of Audubon, was traveling southbound. The tractor was pulling a planter. After the vehicles collided, each ended up in the southeast ditch near the intersection.
Handlos, and a passenger in the pickup, 24-year-old Caleb Shawn Deist, of Grimes, who was wearing his seatbelt, were transported to the Audubon County. Deist was later flown by helicopter to Methodist Hospital in Des Moines.
(Reporting by Ric Hanson, KJAN, Atlantic)