The Ottumwa Courier

May 15, 2014

Man killed in ATV accident

Ottumwa Courier

---- — LOCKRIDGE — The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office issued a press release on Thursday with truly heartbreaking news.

According to the news release, Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies, Jefferson County Sheriff's Reserve, Lockridge QRS and Midwest Ambulance were dispatched to a location in the 2100 block of Watercress Boulevard, just northeast of Lockridge, Wednesday afternoon at approximately 3:33 p.m. for an apparent four-wheeler accident.

When they arrived at the scene, they discovered a man, Dale Stutzman, 81, was trapped underneath a four-wheeler, and after a short investigation they announced he was deceased.

Stutzman was operating the ATV when it backed into a ditch and flipped over, trapping him underneath, the press release said.