Hartley Man Dies In Pocahontas County Accident

Havelock, Iowa– A Hartley man died in an accident near Havelock in Pocahontas County on Thursday, November 24, 2022.

The Iowa State Patrol reports that at about 2:30 a.m., 75-year-old Richard Leth of Hartley was driving a 2007 GMC pickup northbound on Highway 4, a mile east and a mile north of Havelock. They tell us that 65-year-old Daniel Meyers of Spencer was southbound on 4 in a 2019 Mack truck.

The report says that Leth’s vehicle crossed the centerline and collided with the truck.

Leth was declared dead on the scene. Meyers reported no injuries.

The Iowa State Patrol says the Pocahontas County Sheriff’s Office, the Pocahontas Fire Department and Ambulance Squad, the Pocahontas Police Department and the Havelock Fire Department assisted with the response to the accident.


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