NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – A man is dead after a train collided with a piece of construction equipment Friday morning.
The Iowa State Patrol says the fatal collision occurred around 7:45 am near the intersection of Jasper Avenue and 220th Street. 64-year-old David P. Zwanziger, of Nashua, was driving north, plowing Jasper Avenue with a 1999 Caterpillar Grader, when he was hit by a westbound Canadian Pacific Train.
Zwanziger was killed in the crash. The State Patrol says he was not wearing a seat belt.
The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office and the New Hampton Fire Department Rescue Squad assisted at the scene.
This accident remains under investigation.
An example of a 1999 Caterpillar Grader. This is not an image of the vehicle involved in this accident.