An overnight accident in Jefferson County claimed the life of a Fairfield man.
According to the Iowa Department of Public Safety, 50-year-old Richard Boyd, Jr. was driving northbound on Highway 1 about four miles south of Fairfield, just after 1:00 in the morning on Friday. The Iowa State Patrol says Boyd’s vehicle crossed the center line, then collided head-on with a southbound vehicle driven by Tylor Lewman of Birmingham.
Boyd’s vehicle ended up in the ditch on the east side of the road. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident report says Boyd was not wearing a seat belt. Lewman’s vehicle came to rest in the ditch on the west side of the highway. He was taken by ambulance to Jefferson County Health Center with unknown injuries.
The state patrol says the accident remains under investigation.