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Single Vehicle Accident Takes Waterloo Man's Life

December 4, 2010

3 miles north of Marshalltown on Hwy 14 - On 12/4/10 at about 0738 hrs Marshall County Sheriff's Office Deputies responded to a single vehicle accident in the 1600 mile of Hwy 14. 

Upon their arrival Deputies discovered a Red Ford pickup truck in the west ditch. Initial indications are that the vehicle had lost control, rolling over several times until it came to rest in the west ditch of the highway.

The driver Charles Schauf Sr AGE: 81 of Waterloo, apparently lost control of his truck on the icy roadway. Schauf was not wearing a seat-belt and was thrown from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Marshall County Medical Examiner Dr David Bethel.

A passenger in the vehicle, Lanina Carter AGE: 32 of Waterloo, was wearing her seat-belt and was taken to the Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center by ambulance with minor injuries.

The family of Mr. Schauf was notified through the assistance of the Waterloo Police Department. The Iowa State Patrol is conducting the technical investigation and any further information will be handled through Post 1.

Agencies responding were MCSO, ISP, Albion Fire and Marshall County Medical Examiners office.

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.

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Chief Deputy Burt D. Tecklenburg
Marshall County Sheriff's Office
Fax 641-754-6325

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