Hamburg man arrested after double-fatality
On April 30, 2021, at approximately 6:14 a.m., Fremont County deputies were notified of a man who was taken by a private vehicle to an area hospital who was possibly involved in a motor vehicle accident at an unknown location in Fremont County.
Deputies, along with Iowa DNR Officers, Iowa State Patrol Troopers and an airplane with the Iowa State Patrol assisted with the search.
Deputies were later contacted at approximately 9:44 a.m., by the man’s family members, who located the vehicle, partially submerged in the East Nishnabotna River, in the 3100 block of 250th Street, west of Riverton.
Rescue workers discovered two occupants, Somia Moore, 29, and Jonathan Lee O’Hearn, 19, both of Hamburg, deceased inside the vehicle.
The driver, Duane Johnathaon Mickael Stuck, 21 of Hamburg, was placed under arrest on suspicion of two counts of homicide by vehicle, (OWI) Class B felonies, and one count of leaving the scene of an accident, resulting in death, a Class D felony.
The Iowa State Patrol is investigating the accident.
According to the State Patrol preliminary accident report, Stuck’s 2003 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck was northbound on a private roadway off J46 west of Riverton, when he lost control and entered the east ditch, coming to rest in the East Nishnabotna River.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Nebraska City Police Department, Riverton Fire and Rescue, Hamburg Fire and Rescue, Sidney Rescue, Benefiel Towing, and the Midwest Regional Dive Team assisted the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office with the call.
The investigation is ongoing at this time and more charges are pending.