An Iowa man is killed in a single-vehicle crash on U-S Highway 212 about
five miles east of Watertown. It happened shortly before 7:00 Tuesday
The Highway Patrol says a van driven by 56-year-old Miguel Angel Ruedas
of Perry, Iowa was headed east. The driver lost control on the ice-covered
roadway and entered the north ditch, where the vehicle rolled. The driver
and two passengers were wearing seatbelts and remained in the vehicle.
Two passengers were not wearing seatbelts and were thrown from the
All were taken by ambulance to the Watertown hospital where one of
the passengers died. He's identified as 42-year-old Juan Antonio Flores
of Perry, Iowa. He was one of the two passengers ejected from the van.