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Northeast Iowa Man Struck, Killed by Passing Vehicle After Putting His Car in the Ditch

A northeast Iowa man was killed by a passing vehicle after putting his own car in the ditch.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says they received a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian on the 27000 Block of Lincoln Road, north of West Union, at about 6:30 p.m. Monday (11.21) evening.  At the scene, deputies determined that 54-year-old Guadalupe Salgado Bernal of Ossian had put his car in the ditch.  

While a nearby resident was in the process of pulling Bernal’s vehicle out of the ditch with a tractor, a GMC Terrain driven by 64-year-old Susan Lueder came upon the scene and attempted to drive around the tractor.  However, Lueder’s vehicle struck Bernal as he was standing in the roadway, wearing all dark clothing. 

Bernal was pronounced dead at the scene.  

The incident remains under investigation


Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA

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