FATAL ACCIDENT: Ames Man Dies In Crash


An Ames man was killed Thursday after another driver failed to stop at a stop sign and his truck hit an SUV, pushing it into a power pole.

The Story County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Sixty-one-year-old Ron Downey Jr. of Michigan was driving southbound on 500th Avenue when he went through a stop sign hitting an eastbound SUV in the intersection at Lincoln Way. The impact pushed the SUV into a power pole.

The driver of the SUV, 35-year-old Joshua Peterson of Ames, died from injuries received in the crash.

Downey was transported to Mercy Hospital in Des Moines by air ambulance. He is listed in fair condition.