On 05-07-18 at approximately 11:38a.m. the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office, Epworth Police Department, and Epworth Fire Department responded to a tractor versus car accident on Old Highway Rd west of Epworth. Investigation revealed a vehicle being driven by Kaylie Kamp (19) was eastbound on Old Highway Rd, traveling behind a farm tractor being driven by John Kress (64). Kress gave a hand signal, indicating he was intending to turn left into a driveway. Kamp mistook the signal and attempted to pass the tractor as it was executing its left turn, thus striking the tractor and causing it to roll over.

Kamp was uninjured in the incident. Kress was transported to Mercy Hospital, Dubuque, and then transferred to University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City, his condition is unknown. Kamp was cited for Passing in a No Passing Zone. The accident remains under investigation.