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Update (with victim identity): One Dead, Two Injured In Wake Of Sunday Evening Crash

Primghar, Iowa — A Primghar man is dead, and two young boys injured as the result of a collision early Sunday evening northwest of Primghar.

The Iowa State Patrol identifies the victim as 61-year-old Jerome Schueller of Primghar. Troopers say the crash happened at the intersection of 380th Street and Roosevelt Avenue about 5:20 Sunday afternoon. According to the report, Schueller was westbound on 380th Street in a Polaris Ranger 900 side-by-side ATV. Schueller’s ATV entered the intersection with Roosevelt, where his ATV was broad-sided by a 1999 Chevy Blazer, driven by 40-year-old Joshua Mahler of Sutherland. According to troopers both vehicles came to rest in the northwest ditch, and were engulfed by fire.

Troopers say Schueller, along with two young boys, ages 6 and 8, were taken to the hospital. Schueller reportedly succumbed to his injuries at the Sanford Sheldon Medical Center.

There is no word on the condition of the two young boys who were injured.

The Iowa State Patrol says the crash remains under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol and O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office.

The Iowa State Patrol was assisted by the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office, SCAT, Sanborn and Paullina Ambulance Teams, as well as Primghar Fire and Rescue.


Original post 10:02 am, 10/7/2019

Primghar, Iowa — One person is dead and two others injured in the aftermath of the collision of a side-by-side ATV and an SUV northwest of Primghar early Sunday evening.

According to the Iowa State Patrol the crash happened about 5:20 Sunday evening when a side-by-side was westbound on 380th Street, and a 1999 Chevy Blazer was northbound on Roosevelt Avenue. Troopers say the SUV struck the driver’s side of the ATV, with both vehicles coming to rest in the northwest ditch, where they became fully engulfed in fire.

The names of the individuals involved are being held, pending notification of relatives.

The Iowa State Patrol and O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the crash, and they say that investigation is ongoing.

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