U of N Iowa Student Isaac Roerig ID’d As Pedestrian In Friday Fatal Cedar Falls Semi Strike

BLACK HAWK COUNTY, IA. (THECOUNT) — Isaac Roerig of Sioux City, Iowa, has been identified as the teenage pedestrian in a fatal Friday vehicle 18-wheeler in Black Hawk County.

Roerig, 19, was killed in a semi-versus-pedestrian strike on US-20 near Cedar Falls Friday afternoon.

According to reports, the University of Northern Iowa freshman was on-foot in travel lanes of US-20 when he was struck by a passing big-rig, operated by James Ricke, 71, of Fort Dodge.

Roerig was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries.

Ricke was uninjured in the collision.

The cause of the deadly incident remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Black Hawk County is a county in the northeastern part of U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 131,090, making it Iowa’s fourth-most populous county. The county seat is Waterloo. Black Hawk County is part of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

IA Man Todd Murray ID’d As Victim In Wednesday Night Creston Fatal Vehicle Collision

UNION COUNTY, IA. (THECOUNT) — Todd Michael Murray, of Creston, Iowa, has been identified as the victim in a Wednesday night fatal vehicle crash in Union County.

Murray, 25, was killed in a two-vehicle crash near Creston Wednesday night.

According to reports, Murray was operating a Chevy Impala on Highway 34 near Creston, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and into opposing lanes around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. The vehicle then made head-on contact with a Kenworth semi-tractor operated by 42-year-old William J. Caraway of Bondurant.

Murray was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

Caraway was not injured in the collision.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Union County is a county located in the southern part of the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 12,534. The county seat is Creston. Organized at a time of tensions before the Civil War, the county was named in 1853 for the union that people wanted to preserve – Wikipedia.

IA Man Jesse Tollett ID’d As Victim In Monday Night Marion County Fatal Single-Vehicle Crash

MARION COUNTY, IA. (THECOUNT) — Jesse Tollett, of Lacona, Iowa, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Monday night single-vehicle crash in Marion County.

Tollett, 24, was killed in a single-vehicle crash that also injured one other individual Monday night near Washington.

According to reports, Tollett was operating a Chevy Cobalt Hwy G76 near IA-14 in Washington, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 9:40 p.m. Monday. The vehicle then entered a culvert and rolled over multiple times.

Tollett was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

Zachary Barnes, 24, also of Lacona, was transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Marion County is a county in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 33,309. The county seat is Knoxville. It is named for Francis Marion, a brigadier general from South Carolina in the American Revolutionary War – Wikipedia.

IA Man Zachary Stone ID’d As Victim In Saturday Morning Des Moines Fatal Vehicle Crash

POLK COUNTY, IA. (THECOUNT) — Zachary Stone, of Des Moines, Iowa, has been identified as the victim in an apparent single-motorcycle crash in Polk County Saturday morning.

Stone, 29, was found deceased at the scene of a motorcycle crash Saturday near Des Moines.

According to reports, Stone was discovered unresponsive by a pedestrian near a motorcycle crash along SE 12th St and E M.L.K. Jr Pkwy in Des Moines, Saturday around 5:45 a.m.

Stone was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the death and the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Polk County is a county in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 430,640, making it Iowa’s most populous county, hosting over 14% of the state’s residents. The county seat is Des Moines, which is also the capital city of Iowa – Wikipedia.

MN Man Gary Thomforde ID’d As Victim In Saturday IA Motorcycle Crash

ALLAMAKEE COUNTY, IA. (THECOUNT) — Gary Lee Thomforde, of Redwing, Minnesota, has been identified as the victim in a single-motorcycle crash in Allamakee County, Iowa on Saturday.

Thomforde, 69, was killed late Saturday morning in a motorcycle crash near Harpers Ferry.

According to reports, Thomforde was operating a Excelsior Super X motorcycle near Harpers Ferry, when for unknown reasons, the bike crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 11:30 a.m. Saturday. The rider was ejected from the bike during the wreck.

Thomforde was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember Gary:

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Allamakee County is the northeastern-most county in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,330. Its county seat is Waukon – Wikipedia.

IA Man Kolton Gonnerman ID’d As Victim In Friday Night Centerville Fatal Single-Vehicle Crash

APPANOOSE COUNTY, IA. (THECOUNT) — Kolton Gonnerman of Centerville, Iowa, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Friday night vehicle crash in Appanoose County.

Gonnerman, 24, was killed in a single-vehicle crash near Centerville on Friday night.

According to reports, Gonnerman was operating a pickup truck in the 2500 block of IA-2 in Centerville, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 7 p.m. Friday. The vehicle then entered a culvert and rolled over.

Gonnerman was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

A passenger in the vehicle, Thatcher Carel, 25, of Seymour, Iowa, was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Appanoose County is a county in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 12,884. Its county seat is Centerville. The county was a major coal-mining region. In recent decades, the state has made a mostly-unsuccessful effort to develop manufacturing as an alternate form of employment – Wikipedia.

IA Man Gary Bender ID’d As Victim In Saturday Pleasant Grove Fatal Motorcycle Crash

MARION COUNTY, IA. (THECOUNT) — Gary Eugene Bender, of Knoxville, Iowa, has been identified as the victim in a motorcycle crash in Marion County Saturday afternoon.

Bender, 48, was killed in a single-motorcycle crash near Pleasant Grove Saturday afternoon.

According to reports, Bender was operating a motorcycle on State Highway 316 near Cleveland Street in Pleasant Grove, when for unknown reasons, the bike crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 3 p.m. Saturday. The bike then entered the shoulder area causing it to flip over. The rider was ejected and made contact with a tree.

Bender was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash of blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Marion County is a county in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 33,309. The county seat is Knoxville. It is named for Francis Marion, a brigadier general from South Carolina in the American Revolutionary War – Wikipedia.

Missing Iowa Boater Adam Van Syoc Found In Winnebago River Saturday

WORTH COUNTY, IA. (THECOUNT) — The body of missing Mason City, Iowa, boater, Adam Van Syoc, has been recovered Saturday in the Winnebago River.

Van Syoc, 44, was found the Worth County shortly after noon Saturday near the area he went missing on March 27.

According to reports, Van Syoc was traveling as a passenger aboard a fishing boat, when he was struck by a wayward cable. The cable knocked him into the water near the intersection of 342nd Street and Grouse Avenue in rural Worth County.

The unnamed operator of the vessel was uninjured during the incident.

TheCount.com previously reported in error that Van Syoc was operating the boat.

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Geo quick facts: Worth County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,598. The county seat is Northwood. The county was founded in 1851 and named for Major General William Jenkins Worth, an officer in both the Seminole War and the Mexican–American War – Wikipedia.

IA Man Jason Sassman Suspect In ‘Intentional’ Fatal Vehicle Strike Of Des Moines Pedestrian Lauren Rebecca Rice

DES MOINES, IA. (THECUNT) — Jason Sassman, 49, has been identified as the suspect accused of intentionally running over Des Moines woman, Lauren Rebecca Rice on Sunday.

Rice, 38, was walking her dog in the area of Beaver Ave in Des Moines, when Sassman ran her and the animal over while operating a pickup truck.

Rice and her dog, Holiday, both died at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

According to a criminal complaint, Sassman, is charged with first degree murder and animal neglect.

“Defendant did willfully, deliberately and with premeditation kill Lauren Rice by running her over with a motor vehicle,” according to the complaint.

Following the collision, Sassman fled the scene on-foot and was later taken into custody nearby without further incident.

It is unknown why Rice was targeted.

According to records, Rice resided on Mondamin Ave. The suspect lives at 4011 52nd St, in Des Moines, about a 3 minute drive from where the deadly incident occurred.

Sassman is being held in the Polk County Jail on a bond of $1 million.

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Geo quick facts: Des Moines is the capital city of Iowa. The gold-domed Iowa State Capitol building is among the 19th- and early-20th-century landmarks of the East Village area. The Des Moines Art Center is noted for its contemporary collections and Pappajohn Sculpture Park. Local produce and live music are draws at the Downtown Farmers’ Market. The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden has outdoor plant displays and a geodesic dome – wikipedia.

IA Man Kim Ferry ID’d As Victim In Sunday Fatal Peru Motorcycle Crash

MADISON COUNTY, IA. (THECOUNT) — Kim Ferry of Earlham, Iowa has been identified as the victim in a fatal Sunday motorcycle crash near Peru, Iowa.

Ferry, 68, was killed in a motorcycle crash in Madison County late Sunday morning.

According to reports, Ferry was operating a motorcycle on Clark Tower Road around 11:20 a.m., when he came into contact with a pickup truck operated by 56-year-old Ricky Kimmel of Peru.

The Iowa State Patrol says, Kimmel failed to yield when turning onto Peru Road when the fatal collision occurred.

Ferry was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Madison County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,679. The county seat is Winterset. Madison County is included in the Des Moines–West Des Moines, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.