Victim of Monday’s fatal crash near Underwood ID’d


December 22nd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Pottawattamie County Sheriff Jeff Danker late Wednesday evening released the identity of a man who died during a rollover accident Monday evening, near Underwood. Danker says on Wednesday, the Iowa Dept. of Criminal Investigation’s Medical Examiner’s Office positively identifed by fingerprint comparisons, 31-year old Clint Joseph Kilibarda, of Omaha, as having been in a vehicle which left the roadway at 240th Street and Railroad Highway. Kilibarda is orginally from Carter Lake. He was a 2000 graduate of Council Bluffs/Thomas Jefferson High School.

Kilibarda and 33-year old Kirk Ring, of Neola were ejected from the 2005 Mazda as it rolled into a ditch near just before 5-p.m., Monday. When deputies arrived, Ring was found conscious and breathing, but suffering from serious injuries. Kilibarda was pronounced dead at the scene. Ring was flown by helicopter to Creighton University Hospital in Omaha, for treatment of his injuries. Witnesses told authorities the vehicle had been traveling south on Railroad Highway at a high rate of speed prior to the crash. Danker says alcohol is believed to have played a role in the accident, which remains under investigation.