Man Killed in Polk County Crash Identified; Driver Was Learning to Operate Manual Transmission

Data pix.

POLK COUNTY, Iowa – Investigators have released the name of a man killed in a rear-end accident Monday morning northwest of Ankeny and say one of the drivers involved was learning how to drive a stick shift at the time.

A 911 call came in at 11:28 a.m. about an accident in the 13000 block of NW 16th Street. When emergency responders arrived they found a Chevy truck and a Ford Mustang were involved.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says they’ve determined the Mustang, driven by 38-year-old Tammy Broadston of Des Moines, was stopped in the southbound lane of NW 16th when the car was struck from behind by a southbound truck driven by 51-year-old Aaron Lehman of Polk City.

Investigators say Broadston and Lehman both suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The passenger in the Mustang, 55-year-old Tracy Gugger of Ankeny, died at the scene.

According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, Broadston was learning to drive a manual transmission at the time of the accident.

The investigation into the crash continues.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.