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Delaware County Fatality

A Manchester man died in a two-vehicle accident that occurred on Friday, April 26th in Delaware County. 39-year old Kyle James Kelchen died from injuries received in the accident. The accident occurred Friday at 2:18pm on 190th avenue and 310th Street near Ryan. Kelchen was operating a 2018 Polaris Ranger when it failed to stop at a stop sign and yield the right of way at the intersection. A 2011 Chevrolet Silverado, operated by 67-year old Gerald John Beitz of Monticello, struck the Kelchen vehicle and both came rest in the ditch. Kelchen was taken to Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead from injuries received in the accident. Beitz, and a passenger, 65-year old Susan Eileen Beitz of Monticello, were not injured. The accident remains under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol.



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