Marshall County

Two local men die in separate motor vehicle crashes Tuesday evening in Marshall County.

June 3, 2021 at 7:27 am

At approximately 5:30 PM on 06/01/2021, Deputies were dispatch to the 2800-mile of U.S. Highway 30 for a report of a motorcycle crash.  When deputies arrived on scene the motorcycle operator, identified as Terry Stubbs, 72, of Marshalltown, Iowa was located nearby and determined to be unresponsive.  First responders and deputies began administering CPR.   Unity Point Heath Ambulance Service transported Mr. Stubbs to UPH-Marshalltown where he had died as a result of injuries sustained in the motorcycle crash.

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Iowa State Patrol, Unity Point Heath-Marshalltown Ambulance, Legrand Fire Department and First Responders.

At approximately 2019 hours a Marshalltown Police Officer  observed a dark pickup driving recklessly in the 1300-block of Iowa Avenue West in Marshalltown, Iowa.  As the vehicle left Marshalltown city limits at a high rate of speed, officers and deputies lost sight of the suspect vehicle and were unable to determine the direction of travel.  While checking rural areas southwest of Marshalltown, a Marshall County Deputy observed the suspect vehicle at the intersection of Marsh Avenue and 265th Street.   As Deputies searched the area the vehicle was last seen, the suspect vehicle was located in a farm field near the 2300-mile of Luray Road.  Deputies approached the vehicle to check for occupants when it was discovered the vehicle was occupied by two male subjects.  The passenger, Rickie Horney, 63, of Marshalltown was removed from the vehicle where deputies began to administer first aid.  The driver, John St Clair, 59, of Marshalltown was later pronounced deceased on scene as a result of injuries he sustained in the motor vehicle crash.  Rickie Horney was transported by air ambulance for advanced medical care.  Mr. Horney’s condition remains unknown at this time. 

The cause of the motor vehicle crash remains under investigation at this time.

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Iowa State Patrol, Marshalltown Police Department, Unity Point Heath-Marshalltown Ambulance, Air Care Air Ambulance, Marshall County Medical Examiner’s Office, Legrand and Haverhill Fire Departments, Legrand, Melbourne and Rhodes First Responders.

For more information, please contact Chief Deputy Ben Veren by calling 641-754-6380 or via email at

The Marshall County, Iowa Sheriff's Office is led by Sheriff Joel Phillips and is committed to keeping communities and neighborhoods safe in Marshall County.

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