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Tama man killed near Liberty Center

September 27, 2013
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

A 27-year-old Tama man, Christopher J. Wheeler, was killed while flagging traffic in a construction zone one mile north of Liberty Center on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 3:28 p.m. according to the Iowa State Patrol.

The Patrol reports a semi trailer truck driven by Rubin R. Ward, Chicago, was northbound on Highway 65 and failed to stop for flagger at the construction zone. He reportedly swerved to miss vehicles stopped and struck Wheeler.

Ward has been arrested for leaving the scene of a fatality accident and is in custody in Warren County.

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Christopher Wheeler



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