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Northern Iowa man loses life in Mitchell county accident


This news story was published on April 26, 2018.
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RURAL MITCHELL COUNTY – A Northern Iowa man died after an auto accident this week in rural Mitchell county.

According to the Iowa State Patrol, the accident took place at Balsam Avenue and Highway 9 at 7:35 PM on April 23. Garrett Bormann, age 24 of Ionia, was driving southbound on Balsam Avenue in his 1997 Dodge Ram pickup when he failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection with Highway 9. Osage residents Linda Jahncke, age 65, and her passenger, 61-year-old Kenneth Jahncke were eastbound on Highway 9 in a 2014 Honda Accord when they were struck broadside by Bormann’s pickup.

As a result of the collision, Bohrmann was killed. The crash report says he was not wearing a seatbelt.

Linda Jahncke and Kenneth Jahncke were injured and taken by ambulance to a Mitchell county hospital.

The Iowa State Patrol was assisted by the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office and Mayo One Life Flight.

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