OSKALOOSA — Kevin DeRonde, of Oskaloosa, was killed in a motor vehicle accident in Des Moines on Saturday, Sept. 7.
According to a report from the Iowa State Patrol, a vehicle driven by Lisa Pearson-West, of Des Moines, was approaching an intersection on Hwy. 163 and for unknown reasons, turned in front of the a semitrailer driven by Kevin DeRonde with Linda DeRonde in the passenger seat.
DeRonde was unable to avoid the collision and struck Pearson-West’s car. Both vehicles left the roadway, ending up in a ditch. DeRonde’s semi was overturned on the driver’s side. Kevin DeRonde was pronounced dead at the scene. Pearson-West was Life Flighted to a Des Moines Hospital and Linda DeRonde was transported to a hospital via ambulance.
Kevin DeRonde owned DeRonde Trucking, LLC, in Oskaloosa.
The accident is under investigation.