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Driver identified in deadly Winneshiek County crash

Man died Thursday evening in Decorah Township.

Posted: Oct 28, 2019 11:54 AM
Updated: Oct 28, 2019 1:26 PM

WINNESHIEK COUNTY, Iowa – Authorities have identified the driver killed in a northeast Iowa crash on Thursday.

The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office says William James Smith, 54, of Decorah, was driving south on Trout Run Road at a high rate of speed around 6:48 pm when he went off the road and hit a large tree.

Smith suffered fatal injuries. He was the only person in the vehicle.

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