A driver is dead following a crash in Jones County on Monday afternoon.
It happened on County Road E-45 east of Hale shortly before 3 pm. The Iowa State Patrol says an eastbound pickup lost control, dropped off the pavement on the south shoulder, overcorrected and crossed the centerline. The pickup then went into the north ditch and struck a utility pole.
The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Their name is being withheld at this time.
The accident remains under investigation.