One Person Dies in Jones County Rollover

One person died in a rollover in Jones County on Thursday night.

It happened on County Road E-23 about a quarter mile west of Edinburgh Road around 10:30 pm. The Jones County Sheriff’s Office says an eastbound car lost control on a curve and left the road. The car struck a driveway, sending it airborne. It rolled multiple times, ejecting the driver before it caught on fire.

Authorities had received a 911 call of the accident, with the caller and two nearby bystanders pulling the driving away from the burning car. The bystanders and first responders attempted lifesaving measures, but the driver died at the scene.

He has been identified as 22-year old Michael Rickette Jr. of Iowa City.

The accident remains under investigation pending an autopsy and toxicology results.