SIDNEY, IOWA – The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office reports multiple accidents Saturday afternoon into the night, including a fatality.

A sheriff’s office press release says deputies were called to a one-vehicle accident east of Thurman about an hour before sunset.

David Hanser, 46, of Murray was driving a 2020 Ford Transit van westbound on 160th Street. The press release says Hanser failed to negotiate a curve and left the roadway to the left, entering a ravine and striking several trees. 

Three passengers in the vehicle, a 19-year-old male, a 28-year-old male, and a 20-year-old male were able to exit the vehicle and were transported to local hospitals with unknown injuries.

The driver, Hanser, had to be extricated from the vehicle using the jaws of life.  Hanser was transported to a trauma center in Omaha where he was later pronounced deceased.

The accident is still under investigation by the Fremont County Sheriff's Office, which says weather and road conditions were a factor in the accident.

Earlier in the day, deputies responded to a one-vehicle accident on southbound Interstate 29.

The sheriff says 29-year-old Mason Buress of Cedar Creek was driving a GMC Envoy that left the roadway and struck a tree. Buress was transported to a local hospital with unknown injuries.

 The vehicle was a total loss.  Sidney, Hamburg, and Percival Fire and Rescues responded to the call. 

The sheriff’s office also reports a one-vehicle rollover near the Missouri state line on Interstate 29 at 1:04 p.m.

William Evans, 20, of Adams, Tenn., was driving a GMC Sierra when he lost control, left the roadway, stuck a fence, and overturned.  Evans was uninjured.  Seatbelts were in use during the accident.