Jun 27

Emmetsburg Man Killed in Bike/Van Accident

–A bicyclist was killed and another injured after being struck by a car in Northwest Iowa’s Palo Alto County Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Iowa State Patrol, 36-year-old Luke Bryan Rouse of Emmetsburg was riding a bicycle southbound on County Road N40 when he was struck by a southbound 2006 Dodge Van driven by 83-year-old Duane Francis Anderson of Estherville.

Rouse was transported to the Palo Alto County Hospital where he died of his injuries.

Rouse’s wife Lacey and their 4-year-old son were also struck by the Anderson vehicle. They were transported by Palo Alto County rescue after sustaining injuries.

According to the accident report, Anderson stated he was adjusting a mirror in the vehicle and did not see the bicyclists.

The accident remains under investigation.

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