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Winneshiek Fatality

A fatal accident occurred on June 29th at 1:02pm on Iowa Highway 9 in Winneshiek County. 78-year old Rodney H. Carlson of Hanover Park, Illinois was operating a 2006 Toyota RAV. Winneshiek County Authorities received a 9-1-1 call of a vehicle running off the road and disappearing into the ditch. Deputies arrived on scene and observed the SUV, which appeared to roll over and land on its roof. Carlson was ejected from the vehicle, was was found deceased with a fatal injury to his head. A witness reported that the Carlson vehicle was reportedly heading west at a high rate of speed, passed a vehicle and started swerving. The vehicle left the roadway, entered the north ditch and disappeared. The accident remains under investigation.

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