One Killed, One Hurt in Crash Near Oelwein

OELWEIN, Iowa - A person has died after a Terra-Gator truck collided with a vehicle northeast of Oelwein Friday morning, authorities said.

The Fayette County Sherriff's Office responded to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of N Avenue and 50th Street near Oelwein around 7:20 a.m. According to officials, Mark F. Rechkemmer, 55, of Oelwein was traveling eastbound on 50th Street in an 8104 Terra-Gator truck with an attached spreader when another vehicle traveling southbound on N Ave collided with Rechkemmer.

The driver, Cynthia Lynn Fox, was pronounced dead at the scene, and Rechkemmer was taken to Oelwein Mercy Hospital and later airlifted to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, authorities said.

Rechkemmer's condition is unknown at this time. The accident remains under investigation.
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