The Ottumwa Courier

August 19, 2013

22-year-old dies after Sunday morning accident


The Daily Iowegian

UNIONVILLE, Ia. — A Centerville man died after being ejected from a truck on Highway T61 northeast of the 331st Avenue intersection.

The minimal crash report filed by the Iowa State Patrol says the crash is still under investigation but that the vehicle was southbound on Highway T61 when the driver lost control of the vehicle and entered the east ditch when it began to roll. The driver was ejected from the vehicle as the truck landed on it's top.

Stephen Nicolas Tibbals, 22, of Centerville, was listed as deceased from the accident.

The vehicle was a 1997 Chevrolet truck. The report states the crash occurred at 2 a.m. on Sunday.

Tibbals, according to the report, was transported by Mercy Ambulance to Thomas Funeral Home in Centerville. The report states Tibbals was not wearing a seatbelt.