RURAL MASON CITY – A fatal accident has been reported near the Mason City airport, claiming the life of a Clear Lake man.
The accident happened Friday evening, November 15 at about 6:36 PM on US Highway 122, near the Mason City airport. According to the Iowa State Patrol, a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan was eastbound in the westbound lanes of Highway 122 when the van struck a 1991 Ford F150 traveling westbound in the left lane. The collision was reportedly head-on.
As a result of the accident, there was one fatality and one injury. The driver of the pickup, 51-year-old Travis Stohr of Woden, Iowa, was seriously hurt and hospitalized in Rochester. The driver of the van, 80-year-old Richard Westcott of Clear Lake, died in the crash.
The accident remains under investigation.
The Iowa State Patrol was assisted by Cerro Gordo Sheriff Deputies, Clear Lake Fire Department and Mason City EMS.