Fatal accident in Muscatine County


A fatal traffic accident occurred in Muscatine County in the morning hours of Sept. 4. According to a report from the Iowa State Patrol, Jordan Daniel Sexton, 25, of Muscatine was killed in the accident.

According to the report, a 2009 Ford F450 pickup driven by Carleton Beckman, 53, of Illinois City, Illinois was half on the roadway at 130th Street and the Muscatine/Johnson County Line. A 2004 International semi tractor driven by Sexton struck Beckman’s truck, which ruptured its fuel tanks, caught fire and swerved left, leaving the road and entering the north ditch. The vehicle came to rest on its right side. The fire burned most of the semi tractor and Beckman’s pickup separated from its trailer and came to rest in the south ditch after leaving the roadway.

The trailer from Beckman’s vehicle also struck a pedestrian placing signs for road maintenance.

Sexton was transferred to the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics via air care and died as a result of the incident. A passenger, James Dickess III, 26, of Muscatine was injured in the accident and so was Beckman. They were both transported to the U. of Iowa hospital via ambulance.