Manchester Man Identified as Victim of Fatal Delaware County Accident

Authorities say the person who died in a crash in Delaware County on Friday morning was a Manchester man.

The Iowa State Patrol says the victim was 72-year old Eric Silas Smith. Smith was driving his pickup truck westbound on 165th Street northeast of Manchester shortly after 7 am when he sideswiped a tractor pulling a manure applicator.

Smith’s truck came to rest in the ditch.

The driver of the tractor, 20-year old Beau Vaske of Manchester, was not hurt in the accident.

The accident remains under investigation.