Lanesboro man killed in loading accident in Iowa

(ABC 6 News) – A Lanesboro man was killed on Monday in a loading accident in Chickasaw County, Iowa.

According to the Iowa State Patrol, the accident happened around 11:55 a.m. at Vanderbilt Ave. and 160th St. in Lawler.

Joseph Gathje, 21, of Lanesboro, was trying to load a tracked vehicle onto a semi-flatbed when it rolled off of the trailer and into the ditch, pinning Gathje.

The incident remains under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol.

The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office, Protivin Fire Department, Lawler Fire Department, Chickasaw Rescue and Ambulance, and Chatfield Towing all assisted at the scene.