Fatal accident in rural Jackson County, Iowa

Fatal Crash

JACKSON COUNTY, Iowa (KWQC) — One person is dead after driving off the road Wednesday, September 14, 2016. The accident happened in the 15000 block of Highway 52, about eight miles south of Bellevue, Iowa around 11 a.m.

The sheriff’s office says the driver ran off the right side of the road and traveled on the side of an embankment for about 250 feet. The car hit multiple trees along the way and eventually stopped against a large tree.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene by the Jackson County Medical Examiner.

The victim’s name is not being released, pending notification of family members. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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