Richland man dies in accident

RICHLAND ? A Richland man died in a motor vehicle accident Monday that closed Highway 78 in Richland for several hours.

Wayne R. Parsons, 93, was transported by ambulance to the Keokuk County Hospital but was later pronounced dead.

The incident occurred at 3:21 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 78 and 315th Avenue, which is on the south side of Richland. According to a crash report from the Iowa State Patrol, Parsons failed to yield at the stop sign on 315th Avenue and was struck by a freightliner truck traveling on Highway 78. Parsons was driving a 2008 Mercury Milan.

Parsons?s vehicle came to rest in a business drive in the northeast intersection, while the truck came to rest in the eastbound lane. The accident report indicates Parsons was not wearing a seatbelt.

The name of the other driver was not listed on the Iowa State Patrol?s crash report. It was not towed away, but Parsons?s car was.

The Iowa State Patrol was assisted by Keokuk County Sheriff, Department of Natural Resources, Department of Transportation and Richland Fire and EMS.