Victim of fiery crash ID’d

BARNUM – A 44-year-old man from Moorland has been identified as the victim of a fatal car accident in Webster County late Thursday night.

David Eugene Hubbard, 44, of Moorland, was pronounced dead at the scene after he was removed from his pickup truck that had burned.

Investigators reported Hubbard was driving his 2005 Chevy Silverado pickup southbound on Webster County Road P29 when it went off the right side of the road, according to a statement from Iowa State Patrol Lt. Kelly Hindman.

Hubbard’s truck then swerved left and crossed the center line before hitting a utility box adjacent to the Canadian National Railway Co. tracks and went into the air before landing on its top in the east ditch south of the tracks.

After crashing in the ditch the truck caught fire, according to Hindman.

A Webster County sheriff’s deputy on routine patrol saw the fire and called for help, but by the time rescuers arrived the pickup was engulfed in flames.

Hubbard was pronounced dead at the scene after he was removed from the truck.

Dr. Dan Cole, Webster County medical examiner, arrived on scene to help identify Hubbard.

Hindman said the incident remains under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol.