On the afternoon of Monday, July 5, 2021, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a traffic accident within the city limits of Promise City involving a single motor vehicle and a pedestrian.

Law enforcement and emergency personnel responded to the call.  The male pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency medical personnel with the Wayne County Ambulance and Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office.

An investigation into the traffic accident is being conducted by the Iowa State Patrol and the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.  An autopsy is being performed by the Iowa Medical Examiner’s Office.

Assisting agencies at the scene of the traffic accident were the Iowa State Patrol, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, the Seymour Police Department, and the Seymour Fire Department.

Names involved in the traffic accident are not being released at this time.


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