Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

1 killed in Little Sioux floodwaters

An Illinois man was killed on Saturday while trying to cross floodwaters near Spencer.

According to the Clay County Sheriff's Office, William Schulze, of Elburn, Ill., was killed when his truck was swept away on 240th Avenue. Schulze's body was recovered Monday.

The sheriff's office said in a news release that someone called 911 Saturday to report a red Ford F-150 was trying to cross "rapid flood waters" on 240th Avenue east of Spencer. The truck was swept away and floating in the Little Sioux River.

Rescue crews in boats eventually found the truck in a tree line on the river and found Schulze...

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