Authorities release names of victims in fatal crash near Central City

A Linn County Sheriff’s Office squad car. (file photo)
A Linn County Sheriff’s Office squad car. (file photo)

A Center Point man and an Arizona man originally from Iowa were killed Saturday when the vehicles they were in collided.

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office identified the victims as Ronald J. Heiderscheit, 46, of Center Point, and Craig B. McIntosh, 63, of San Tan Valley, Ariz.

The Sheriff’s Office and other first responders were called to a report of a crash about 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Sawyer and Jordans Grove roads. Authorities said a Dodge truck driven by Craig A. DeMoss, 68, of San Tan Valley, Ariz., and a Toyota Prius driven by Heiderscheit crashed at the intersection.

Heiderscheit and McIntosh, a passenger in DeMoss’s truck, were both killed. DeMoss and a 10-year-old passenger in the Prius both suffered non-life threatening injuries, authorities said.

According to his obituary, McIntosh was born in Sigourney and worked as a self-employed computer engineer, tool and die maker and mechanical engineer.

“He enjoyed life to the fullest each and every day,” his obituary said. “He was wild and stubborn, but always laughing and joking. He enjoyed visiting new places, traveling and tinkering with computers.”

Funeral services for McIntosh are scheduled for Friday at Mount Vernon Memorial Cemetery in Mount Vernon.


Funeral information for Heiderscheit was not available Monday and family members could not be reached.

The crash remains under investigation.



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