Wilbur Dickerson, 85, of Perry was killed Wednesday afternoon south of Perry when he stepped from his parked vehicle and was struck by an oncoming motorist, according to a statement released Wednesday night by the Iowa State Patrol.
The accident occurred about 3:06 p.m. on J Avenue (County Road P58) just north of K Trail.
According to the ISP statement, Dickerson’s vehicle was parked on the west shoulder of P58 pointed southward. A northbound vehicle driven by Saul Tellez, 20, of Perry crossed into the southbound lane and struck Dickerson as he was exiting his 2010 Ford Ranger pickup.
The force of the impact from Tellez’s 2017 Ford Focus killed Dickerson at the scene, the report said. The victim was transported by Dallas County EMS to the office of the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny.
The incident remains under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol.
The Dallas County Sheriff’s office, Perry Police Department, Perry Volunteer Fire Department and Dallas County EMS also responded.
ThePerryNews.com will update this story as information becomes available.