Sanders family

Morgan Sanders with his wife, Dez, and family. 

A rural Fremont man has died following a two-vehicle collision.

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, at approximately 5:30 a.m., the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the 3000 block of Highway 23 in response to a two-vehicle collision, according to a release. Deputies discovered Morgan Sanders, 22, of Fremont, dead at the scene from injuries he sustained after colliding with Ethan VanDeKieft, 29, of Oskaloosa.

According to the release, results of the investigation indicate Sanders lost control of his 2008 Ford Mustang due to snowy conditions while traveling northbound. He began sliding sideways down the highway, then slid into the southbound path of VanDeKieft’s 2013 Toyota Tundra when the two vehicles collided. VanDeKieft was uninjured during the collision. 

The investigation into the collision is ongoing.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by members of the Iowa State Patrol, Mahaska Health Partnership Ambulance Service, Cedar Township Fire Department, Mahaska County Dispatch Center and Oskaloosa Police Department.

A GoFundMe has bee created to support Sanders' wife, Dez, and their three children.

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