George Man Dies In Ashton Area Accident

Date posted - July 31, 2016

Ashton, Iowa — A George man has died in an accident near Ashton.
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The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office says that on Saturday morning, July 30, 2016, they received the report of a vehicle in the ditch on Nest Avenue, south of 250th Street, about a mile south and a mile and a half west of Ashton.

The vehicle in the ditch was a red 2000 Pontiac Grand Am registered to Heather Wilkerson of George. The driver of the vehicle, 32-year-old James Otto Bruns of George, was pronounced dead at the scene. The Sheriff’s Office says Bruns appeared to have been southbound on Nest Avenue when he lost control. They say the vehicle rolled in the east ditch and landed on its wheels.

The Sheriff’s Office says the Pontiac was a total loss.

They say that the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, Ashton Ambulance crew, Sibley Ambulance crew, and the Ashton Fire Department assisted at the scene.

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