OTTUMWA – On Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at approximately 9:54 a.m., a vehicle collided with a residence located at 601 East Williams. Preliminary investigation suggests that the vehicle was travelling at a high rate of speed on Williams Street and lost control causing the vehicle to strike a residence.
The vehicle was a 2007 BMW X5 passenger car that was being driven by Jason Andrew Tobeck, age 44, of Ottumwa. Tobeck was pronounced dead on the scene of the accident. A passenger inside the vehicle was identified as Brianna McConnell, age 21, of Ottumwa. McConnell was transported to the Ottumwa Regional Health Center by ORMICS and is in stable condition.
Due to the serious nature of this accident, the Iowa State Patrol was requested to conduct a Technical Accident Investigation into this incident.
The Wapello County Sheriff’s Department, Iowa State Patrol, Ottumwa Fire Department, and ORMICS assisted with this investigation.