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Sheriff: Fremont County deputy killed in crash on Tuesday

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Posted at 7:57 PM, Jun 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-15 23:13:49-04

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.

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