An 18-year-old man who was driving a fire truck involved in a fatal June 2 collision has received a traffic citation, according to an updated accident report.
Roger Galloway, 76, of Grand Mound, was killed when the pickup truck he was driving collided with a Donahue Volunteer Fire Department fire truck on the morning of June 2.
Linda Galloway, 74, also of Grand Mound, reportedly was seriously injured in the crash.
According to the initial accident report, Galloway was traveling southbound on 210th Street south of Grand Mound near the Wapsipinicon River.
As he approached 278th Street, a fire truck — which was being driven northbound on 210th Avenue by Clayton Schoenthaler, of Donahue — crossed into his path, the report said.
The Iowa State Patrol said Schoenthaler was attempting to make a U-turn at the intersection. The truck was being driven on a non-emergency test drive, said Clinton County Sheriff Rick Lincoln.
“The operator of the engine was turning around to go southbound to return to the station,” Lincoln said in a press release.
After a subsequent investigation, Schoenthaler was cited for failure to yield upon entering a through highway.
The initial report listed $100,000 in damage to the fire truck.