The name of the victim is 27-year-old Lucas Degen. Reportedly, a southbound 2001 Jeep Cherokee operated by Degen went off the road after it failed to negotiate the curve. The Degen vehicle lost control, rolled over and came to rest in a ditch. Degen died in the accident.
The state patrol reported speed and alcohol are believed to be the factors with the accident under investigation.
(By Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City)