FREMONT COUNTY, Iowa (KMTV) — The Fremont County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that a deputy was killed in a crash on Highway 275 near 260th Street on Tuesday.
The deputy was identified as 37-year-old Austin “Melvin” Richardson.
According to a press release, at around 12:38 p.m., Richardson was traveling northbound when a southbound combine driven by 64-year-old James Groff collided with Richardson.
Richardson was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, and was killed as a result, according to information in the Iowa State Patrol's crash report.
The accident remains under investigation.