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Robert John Klepper, 72, of West Bend, was traveling eastbound on County Road B63 just west of West Bend near the high school there when his vehicle left the roadway for unknown reasons, a report stated. Klepper’s vehicle then struck a utility pole and then other objects before coming to rest.
Klepper was taken by ambulance to Palo Alto Hospital in nearby Emmetsburg, Iowa, where he was pronounced dead.
The Iowa State Patrol was assisted at the scene by the West Bend Fire & Rescue, Palo Alto County Emergency & Rescue and the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Department.