Fatal Accident West of Vick's Corner 6-1-18

Last Updated: Saturday, June 02, 2018

On June 1, 2018 at around 11:16pm the DCSO received a call in reference to an accident involving a tractor and a motorcycle.

Joshua Huff, (32) of Lake Park, was traveling westbound on Highway 9 from Vick’s Corner (Highway 86) in a tractor towing a large piece of farm equipment.  Huff began to turn left into a private field entrance.

Charles Paine, (56) of Spirit Lake, was also westbound on Highway 9 behind the tractor on a motocycle.  Paine was attempting to overtake the tractor and collided with the towed equipment as it was turning into the private field entrance.  Paine was pronounced deceased at the scene.  No injuries reported by Huff.

The Iowa DOT was contacted and the highway was detoured for the duration of the on-scene investigation.  The collision remains under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol.  The DCSO was assisted by the Spirit Lake Police Department, Lake Park Police Department, Iowa DOT, LRH Ambulance, and the Iowa State Patrol.