UPDATE: Chad Lutter Killed in Linn County, IA, Semi/Pedestrian Accident on Highway 13
UPDATE (July 23, 2019): Authorities now identify the victim as 45-year-old Chad Lutter. Initial investigations speculate he was attempting to cross the road when the collision occurred. This and other details are still under investigation.
Linn County, IA -- July 18, 2019, one person sustained fatal injuries due to an accident where an 18-wheeler hit them along Highway 13.
According to information released by the Linn County Sheriff's Department, the crash happened at around 5:30 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 13 and Mount Vernon Road.
Investigators said that a person was in the roadway at the time when a semi truck passed. Somehow, the truck was unable to avoid the pedestrian, striking them in the roadway.
Emergency services responded to the scene, but the victim's injuries ultimately proved fatal. It appears no one else was hurt.
Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident.