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Man dies in Tama County crash

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A man from Indianola has died after the truck he was riding in hits a utility pole.

The Iowa State Patrol says it happened shortly after 8:30 p.m. in Tama County. 

Authorities say the driver was on 320th Street when he failed to make a left hand curve, drove off the road, and into a ditch. The truck hit a utility pole and rolled onto its top.

47-year-old Grant Forrester, a passenger in the truck, died. The driver, 46-year-old Rodney Purk, was airlifted to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for treatment.

Purk was trapped inside the truck and had to be pulled out by first responders.

The accident remains under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol.

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