LeRoy man killed in two-car accident

Keith Dewayne Ahrens, 69, of 211 E. Lowell St. in LeRoy, Minn. was killed in a two-car accident six miles north of Cresco on 50th St.

Tuesday, July 16 at 6:15 p.m., Ahrens was driving his 1989 Toyota pickup north on Valley Avenue. Trevor Thomas, 26, of Cresco, was driving a 2003 Ford Windstar east on 50th St.

Ahrens failed to stop at the intersection and pulled out in front of Thomas, who struck his driver’s side. Both vehicles ended up in the ditch. Ahrens’ pickup rolled over, and he was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Thomas was transported to Regional Health Services in Cresco, where he was treated and released.

The accident was investigated by Deputy Adam Hanson and remains under investigation by the Howard County Sheriff’s Department and Iowa State Patrol.

Assisting at the scene were Howard County Ambulance, Howard County First Responders, Cresco Police Department and Cresco Fire Department.



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