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1 dead following a crash in NW Iowa Thursday morning


November 24th, 2022 by Ric Hanson

(Pocahontas County, Iowa) – A man from Hartley died early Thursday morning when his pickup crossed the centerline of the road and struck a Mack truck. The accident happened northwest of Havelock, at around 2:28-a.m.  According to the Iowa State Patrol, 75-year-old Richard Leath was driving a 2007 GMC Sierra north on Highway 4 and it collided with the southbound Mack truck driven by 65-year-old Daniel Meyers, of Spencer.

Leath died at the scene. He was wearing a seat belt. Meyers was uninjured. The Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Pocahontas County Sheriff’s Office, Pocahontas Fire and Ambulance, Pocahontas Police, and Havelock Fire.