Authorities are investigating a deadly accident at a Northeast Iowa campground.


At about 9pm Tuesday (Sept. 4) the Fayette County Sheriff received a 911 call, reporting that a vehicle had gone into a pond at Skip-A-Way RV Park and Campground, near Clermont.

30 year old Steven Baker Jr. of Elgin had been driving his 2000 Mitsubishi Sport in the campground, when the vehicle went out of control, through a chain link fence, and into the pond. The area where the vehicle entered the water was estimated to be 18 to 20 feet deep.

Photo from Fayette Co. Sheriff

When emergency personnel arrived, they found the suv completely submerged.

Emergency workers pulled Baker out of the vehicle, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. No one else was injured.

The Fayette County Sheriff was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol, Clermont Fire Department, Decorah fire and water rescue, and Tri-State and Clermont Ambulances.