Local News

March 28, 2014

New Sharon man dies in accident early Thursday morning

SIGOURNEY — Editor's note: An incorrect name was included in the Keokuk County Sheriff's Office press release. The Herald regrets any heartache this has caused.

A New Sharon man was killed in a single-vehicle accident early Thursday morning in Keokuk County.

At approximately 2:13 a.m., the Keokuk County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call about a single-vehicle accident north of Sigourney on Highway 149, according to a press release from the Keokuk County Sheriff's Office.

The Keokuk County Sheriff's Office, Sigourney Fire and QRS, the Sigourney Police Department, and Keokuk County ambulance responded to the scene.

Merlin Dean Spoelstra, 44, of New Sharon, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the press release.

The accident remains under investigation.

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