James Dean Odell, 48, of Hamburg, was killed in a one-vehicle accident on 330th Avenue a quarter mile north of 322nd Street. The accident occured at 10:46 p.m. July 5.

James Dean Odell, 48, of Hamburg, was killed in a one-vehicle accident on 330th Avenue a quarter mile north of 322nd Street. The accident occured at 10:46 p.m. July 5.


Iowa State Patrol reports Odell lost control on loose gravel, entered the east ditch and rolled several times before striking a utility pole. The driver was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. He died of his injuries.


A passenger in the vehicle, Wyatt Bartles, 8, of Hamburg was injured and transported by Hamburg Rescue to Grape Community Memorial Hospital. State Patrol reports the child was wearing a seatbelt.