MONROE, IA. (THECOUNT) — Rex Lynn Chickering, of Prairie City, IA, has been identified as the victim killed in a Monroe, IA, farming accident Monday.

According to Iowa State Patrol officials, Chickering, 50, was operating a vehicle when he was killed in a crash involving farm equipment being pulled by a tractor Monday morning.

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The crash happened in Jasper County at mile marker 24 of Highway 163 at around 8 a.m.

Troopers say a van ran into the back of a piece of farm machinery being pulled by a tractor. The van caught fire after impacting the farm machinery. The driver of that van died in the crash. He was later identified as 50-year-old Rex Lynn Chickering, of Prairie City. source

Troopers believe that sunlight obscuring the vision of the driver may have been a factor in the crash.

The crash is under investigation.

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