Vehicle And Body Found In Creek North Of Montgomery

Tue 6-21-2016

(Montgomery)-- Dickinson county authorities say they've found a vehicle in a creek and recovered a body, also in the creek, a short distance away.

The Sheriff's Office says it received a report around 6:25 this (Tues.) morning of a vehicle partially submerged in water in the 1100 block of 190th Avenue north of Montgomery.

After determining the owner of the vehicle wasn't home, a search was conducted in the water around the vehicle where rescuers found the body of 65-year-old Dale Peters of Lake Park. Peters was found deceased near the vehicle.

Authorities believe Peters lost control of a 2004 Jeep Cherokee on the gravel road and went into the west ditch where it rolled once, coming to rest in the water. The vehicle was totaled.

The Dickinson County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Lake Park Fire and Rescue, the Arnolds Park/Okoboji Dive Team, Lakes Regional Healthcare ambulance and paramedics, the Iowa State Patrol, Dickinson County Emergency Management and the Dickinson County Communications Center.

Authorities say the crash remains under investigation.