Bancroft man dead in Kossuth Co. crash

BANCROFT Troopers are investigating the death of a Bancroft man in a traffic accident Tuesday morning just outside the town.

The two-vehicle accident happened around 10:25 a.m. at the intersection of Kossuth County roads A42 and P30, about four miles west of Bancroft.

Iowa State Patrol Lt. Kelly Hindman said a 2013 Ford Fusion was going south on P30. The Fusion was being driven by Philip A. Bernhard, 80, of Bancroft.

Traveling eastbound on A42 was a 2013 Ford F150 pickup driven by John S. Williamson, 48, of Spencer. Hindman said Roger J. Williamson, 51, of Ruthven, was in the passenger seat.

According to Hindman, Bernhard didnt slow down for the stop sign and went into the intersection, where he hit Williamsons pickup.

Bernhard was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Williamsons didnt suffer any significant injuries, Hindman said.

He added the crash remains under investigation.

The Kossuth County Sheriffs Department and Bancroft Fire Department also assisted on scene.