SE Iowa man killed in crash


(Burlington)— A southeast Iowa man was killed early Thursday morning following a two vehicle crash at the intersection of 220th Avenue and Mediapolis road in Des Moines County.

The Iowa State Patrol says a van driven by 39 year old  James E. Wischmeier of Burlington and a semi driven by 68 year old Sidney Lutes of New London, Iowa were eastbound on Mediapolis Road, when the Wischmeier van failed to stop for a stop sign at the intersection and was struck by the semi.  .

The Wischmeier car went into a ditch while the semi continued into a field.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Injured in the crash were Alex Jordon of Burlington and the driver of the semi.  Jordon was airlifted to University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City.  Lutes was treated at a hospital in Burlington.

The crash remains under investigation.