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ROCKWELL | One person is dead after a pickup truck and garbage truck collided north of Rockwell Thursday morning.

The Iowa State Patrol said the vehicles simultaneously entered the intersection of 170th and Quail Avenue in rural Cerro Gordo County about 6:44 a.m.

A 2003 Ford F-150 was travelling northbound on Quail Avenue struck the passenger side of a garbage truck, which was eastbound on 170th, according to the State Patrol.

The State Patrol said the pickup driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The drivers' names have not been released.

A crash report prepared by the State Patrol indicates the pickup driver was not wearing a seat belt.

The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department, Rockwell Fire and EMS, Mason City EMS, Iowa DOT, Tony’s Towing and the DNR assisted at the scene.

— Courtney Fiorini

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