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Rural Cerro Gordo

Rescue personel respond to the the 8400 block of Indigo Avenue where a rural mail carrier struck a county worker with their car as the man worked on removing a downed tree in the roadway on Thursday. The county worker was transported via Mason City Fire Department to Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa in good condition. 

SWALEDALE | A Cerro Gordo County employee was transported to the hospital after being struck by a car Thursday afternoon near Swaledale.

About 1:10 p.m., the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office was called to the 9000 block of Indigo Avenue for a pedestrian who was struck by a car.

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Robert De Los Santos, 61, of Sheffield, was driving a 1999 Cadillac southbound on Indigo Avenue as a rural mail carrier when he struck a Cerro Gordo County Conservation Maintenance worker who was working on some trees in the ditch.

The maintenance worker is identified as Isaac Bartz, 22, of Mason City.  

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Bartz was transported by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center–North Iowa and is doing well, a Cerro Gordo County deputy said at the scene.

A release from the sheriff’s office said his injuries were not life threatening.

Swaledale Fire Department and Mason City Fire Medics assisted at the scene.

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Reach Reporter Ashley Stewart at 641-421-0533. Follow her on Twitter at GGastewart.



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