Fremont Man Dies in Crash on Hwy 23

OSKALOOSA — A rural Fremont man died yesterday as a result of injuries sustained in a crash on Highway 23.

Yesterday morning, at approximately 5:30am, the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the 3000 block of Highway 23 in reference to a 2 vehicle accident. Upon deputies’ arrival, it was discovered that 22 year-old Morgan Sanders of rural Fremont, Iowa, had passed away as a result of injuries received in this accident.

Sanders was driving a 2008 Ford Mustang. The other vehicle involved in this accident was a 2013 Toyota Tundra pickup driven by 29 year-old Ethan VanDeKieft of Oskaloosa. VanDeKieft was uninjured during this accident.

The preliminary results of the accident investigation indicate that Sanders, who was traveling northbound, lost control of his vehicle due to the snowy conditions, and began sliding sideways down the highway. Sanders’ vehicle slid into the southbound path of VanDeKieft’s vehicle. The investigation into this accident is ongoing.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted during this incident by members of the Iowa State Patrol, Mahaska Health Partnership Ambulance Service, the Cedar Township Fire Department, the Mahaska County Dispatch Center, and the Oskaloosa Police Department.


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