Kalona man dies in truck accident
KALONA (GTNS) —A Kalona resident was killed in a truck accident Wednesday afternoon.
Merle Miller, 63, of Kalona was driving his 2000 Ford F250 in a cattle lot southbound and crossed Highway 22, according to the accident report from the Iowa State Patrol. Miller went into the ditch and continued into a farm field where his truck struck a tree.
Shortly after striking the tree his truck caught on fire, the report said. Upon arrival of emergency officials Miller was pronounced dead.
The Washington County Sheriff, Washington County Ambulance, and the Kalona Fire Department assisted the Iowa State Patrol at the scene.