WINTERSET, Iowa –- At approximately 4:20 a.m., the Madison County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call reporting a single vehicle accident in the 2000 block of 310th Street in southern Madison County.
According to the police report, shows that Austin Ayers, 24-years-old, of Casey, lost control on the gravel road as he approached an oncoming curve. After losing control, Ayers’ vehicle entered the ditch and rolled. Ayers was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene by the Madison County Medical Examiner.
Three others were injured in the crash and transported to area hospitals. The condition of Cody Zimmerline, 23-years-old, Drew Steckelberg, 15-years-old, and Shy Terry, 22-years-old, are all unknown.
The investigation into the exact cause of the crash is on-going.