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Marshall County Authorities Investigating Single Vehicle Fatality

December 31, 2011

1000 Mile of 230th Street in rural Marshall County - At 1:29 hrs on 12/31/2011 Deputies were dispatched to the 1000 mile of 230th Street (Old Lincoln Highway) in reference to a vehicle rolled over in the south ditch.

Upon their arrival, Deputies discovered a Red and White Ford pickup truck registered to a Story County Address. Searching the immediate area around the crash scene, they discovered the body of Jonathan Lee Wright, Age 25 of rural route Collins, Iowa.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the vehicle was eastbound, at a high rate of speed, in the 1000 mile of 230th St. when it entered the south ditch and struck a culvert along with some fence posts. The pickup continued eastbound, rolling over multiple times until it came to rest in the south ditch. During the time that the pickup was rolling, the driver was fully ejected.

Also responding to the scene were the State Center Police Department, Fire Department and First Responders along with Marshall County Deputy Medical Examiner, Mark Bethel.

Deputy M.E. Bethel pronounced the victim deceased at the scene. Investigation is continuing.

About Marshall County Sheriff's Office
The Marshall County, Iowa Sheriff's Office is lead by Sheriff Ted G. Kamatchus. Sheriff Kamatchus is committed to keeping communities and neighborhoods safe in Marshall County.

For additional information or a sample copy, contact:
Sheriff Ted G. Kamatchus
Marshall County Sheriff's Office
Fax 641-754-6325

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Child Safety Seat Checkup Event

June 24, 2021

On Sunday, June 27 from 12:00PM to 4:00PM child passenger safety technicians with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and Marshalltown Police Department will be hosting a child seat safety checkup event at Fareway located at 102 W Anson St.  This event will be co-sponsored Fareway and Child Abuse Prevention Services of Marshalltown.  Technicians will be available to check child safety seats to make sure they properly fit the vehicle and child as well as ensuring correct and safe installation. They will also be checking seats to make sure they are not expired or recalled.   Techs will work with parents or caregivers to educate them on correct installation as well as offer tips to aid with proper installation.  They will also be able to answer general questions about child passenger safety.  This is a good opportunity to learn about different seat options and transitioning to different seats as your child grows and develops.  Informational handouts will be available for caregivers. 

Marshall County Sheriff’s Office to conduct special enforcement June 9 -12

June 8, 2021

Marshall County, Iowa – June 8th, 2021 – Father’s Day should be a time to celebrate, but it can also be one of the deadliest on the roads. The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office is joining Iowa’s statewide Traffic Fatality Reduction Task Force in an effort to reduce deaths on Iowa roadways. As part of that effort Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, will be conducting a special enforcement initiative geared toward reduction of impaired drivers leading into Father’s Day week.
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