Screenshot showing location of rollover accident

DEWITT – One person died in a rollover accident north of DeWitt Saturday night, the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department said Sunday.

Deputies were dispatched to a single vehicle accident at 10 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of 290th Avenue and 182nd St. north of DeWitt, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Department.

A witness told officials that the sport utility vehicle had passed at a high rate of speed and then failed to negotiate a curve and rolled multiple times, the press release said.

One of the SUV’s two occupants was ejected from the vehicle, the press release said. He was transported by medical helicopter to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City where he died about 2 a.m., the press release said.

The accident remains under investigation. Names have been withheld pending notification of relatives.

Deputies were assisted by Welton Fire Department, Genesis Ambulance and DeWitt Police Department.

A native of Centerville, Winona comes to the Clinton Herald after writing for the Ottumwa Courier for two years.