Second victim of Hwy. 2 fatality released


LEE COUNTY – The Iowa State Patrol has identified 26-year-old Taylor Joseph Ruble of Afton as the second victim in a fiery two-vehicle collision west of Fort Madison on Hwy. 2 Oct. 6. that claimed two lives.

Vincent Seaver, 47 of Hamilton, Ill., was identified as the other victim of the Saturday morning tragedy. Seaver’s name was released the day of the investigation, but Iowa State Patrol officials didn’t release the name of Ruble pending further identification.

The ISP crash reporting website didn’t update the report and only holds about eight days worth of reports so the name was never listed on a published report. ISP officials said this morning the name had been on the report for some time, but doesn’t get updated on the website.

Pen City Current only inquired today about the second name at which time ISP officials in Mt. Pleasant indicated the name had been released.

The collision occurred on Highway 2 about three miles east of Fort Madison near Appleberry Orchard and 248th Avenue at 11:53 a.m.

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