One man is dead and two others were injured when they were overcome by fumes of some sort at a Jasper County truck wash.
Emergency crews were called to the Sully Truck Wash at 10683 Highway F62 just west of Sully a little after noon Tuesday. The caller said three people were passed out inside of a tank trailer.
Fred Scaletta of the Iowa Department of Corrections says two of the men who were affected were inmates at the Newton Correctional Facility participating in a work detail. One of the inmates died and another is receiving treatment. Two other inmates on the work detail were not injured.
A third man at the truck wash was also overcome by the fumes.
Jasper County Sheriff John Halferty says one of the men was flown by air ambulance to the hospital. The other two men were transported to local hospitals. The condition of the two surviving men has not been made available.
Members of the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office and fire departments from Sully, Lynnville, Kellogg, and Monroe responded to the hazmat call. Newton Fire and Haz Mat also assisted.
Investigators are still looking into what substance caused the workers to be overcome.