Two men killed in Louisa County accident
WAPELLO — On Sunday, May 18, 2014, at 5:32 a.m., the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single motor vehicle accident on County Road X61, near the intersection of H Avenue and south of County Road G56.
The vehicle involved was traveling south on County Road X61 and failed to negotiate a turn, which led to the vehicle’s entering a ditch, where it struck a dirt pile and became airborne. The vehicle then overturned onto its roof.
The driver of the vehicle, Ricky Lynn Hartsock, 52, of rural Letts was killed during the accident. Passenger Randy Wayne Hartsock, 53, of rural Columbus Junction was also killed during the accident.
The Louisa County Sheriff’s Office and Iowa State Patrol investigated. The Wapello Ambulance and Wapello Fire Department also responded.