Mills County fatal accident


October 25th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa State Patrol reports a Red Oak man died during a single vehicle accident this (Tuesday) morning east of Hastings, in Mills County. 86-year old Charles Phelps was traveling west on Highway 34, when for reasons unknown, his 2010 Dodge pickup went off the road and into the north ditch. The vehicle entered a field, hit the eastbound ditch of 370th Street. The impact caused the pickup to vault over 370th Street before it came to rest in the west ditch.  Officials say Phelps was wearing a seat belt.

The accident, which occurred at around 9:15-a.m., remains under investigation.