Britt man killed in automobile accident on Highway 18
Story created Oct 06, 2009 - 14:53:57 CDT.
A Britt man was killed Saturday when his vehicle was struck by a trailer that came loose from a pickup and crossed the center line in western Hancock County.
Daniel Stites, 36, was driving east on Highway 18 at 3:45 p.m. when his SUV was struck head-on by a small single-axle trailer, which had become unhooked from a westbound pickup driven by Christopher Ludwig, 20, Corwith, according to a report from the Iowa State Patrol.
The trailer did not have safety chains.
The occupants of the pickup were uninjured.
The accident remains under investigation.
The Iowa State Patrol was assisted by the Hancock and Kossuth County Sheriff's Department.