Authorities are investigating a single-vehicle accident that killed a man in Black Hawk County.

Sheriff's officials identified the victim as Dennis Gerholdt, 55, of rural Cedar Falls. Authorities said Gerholdt was thrown from the vehicle.

The accident happened on Ford Road, south of Cedar-Wapsi Road (County Road C-57), northwest of Cedar Falls around 8:45 PM Monday.

Officials said a preliminary investigation revealed that Gerholdt lost control of his pickup while driving northbound on Ford Road. The vehicle rolled into a field on the east side of the gravel road, ejecting him. Gerholdt died at the scene.

Black Hawk County sheriff's officials are trying to figure out why Gerholdt lost control.

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