October 30, 2013

A 23-year-old Bayard man died Tuesday when he apparently lost control of his car on Iowa Highway 141 between Bayard and Coon Rapids and collided with an oncoming pickup truck.

Jacob C. Stringer was westbound on Highway 141 about 5:30 p.m. when his car left the roadway and struck a guard rail on the north side of the road. The car then careened across the highway's center line and struck a truck driven by Laverne J. Tigges, 60, of Adel.

A passerby reported the crash, which was about a mile west of Bayard. The vehicles blocked the highway on a bridge over Willow Creek for an unspecified amount of time.

Law officers found Stringer dead in his car. Emergency responders cut Tigges from his truck and took him by medical helicopter to a Des Moines hospital with unspecified injuries.