PELLA, Iowa — Authorities have released the names of the three people killed when a truck crashed into the Pella Walmart Thursday — and the name of the man they say was driving the truck.
Police say 66-year-old Dennis Mockenhaupt of Knoxville was behind the wheel of a Ford F-150 that barreled through the front doors of the Pella Walmart just before 10:00 a.m. Thursday. Mockenhaupt hit four people in the store, killing three of them.
The deceased are 31-year-old Carrie Zugg, a Walmart employee; 29-year-old Lindsey Rietveld, also an employee; and 76-year-old Ruth Jean DeJong, a shopper. Also injured was 77-year-old Robert DeJong, a shopper.
No charges have been filed at this time. Authorities say they have interviewed Mockenhaupt. They are awaiting toxicology reports and the case remains under investigation.