Decatur County Accident Claims Life of Leon Driver

DECATUR COUNTY, IA – A Leon resident died after suffering a medical condition while operating a pickup in Decatur County.

The Iowa State Patrol reports 45 year old Luke Helton was traveling southbound on 253rd Avenue, just south of 217th Street, and became unconscious due to unknown medical conditions. The vehicle went off the roadway and through a fence. The vehicle eventually landed in a pond. The body was found by the property owner.

The accident was reported to the Iowa State Patrol at 2pm Sunday afternoon.