Authorities identify man in Saturday fatality


FORT MADISON – According to an Iowa State Patrol report, the victim of Saturday’s fatal accident on Hwy. 61 has been identified as 64-year-old Randy R. Carter of Fort Madison.

According to reports, Carter was stopped at mailboxes on the west side of Hwy. Business 61 and attempted to cross both north- and south-bound lanes to enter a private drive on the east side of the highway.

Authorities said Carter failed to yield to Jonathon W. Witt who was traveling south-bound in a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado pickup.

Carter was struck by Witt’s vehicle and came to rest in the median. Carter was pronounced dead at the scene.

Lee County Sheriff’s deputies, Lee County EMS, Wever Fire & Rescue, and Fort Madison Police assisted at the scene.

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