Authorities are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on private property in Hardin County.

According to the Iowa State Patrol, 81-year-old Vernon Caruth of Iowa Falls was killed Tuesday when the vehicle he was driving struck a tree and flipped over. The accident happened around 6 PM.

Caruth later died at the hospital due to injuries sustained in the crash, the Iowa State Patrol said.

In an accident report, authorities said they believe a medical condition caused the mishap.

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