A driver looking at a cell phone may have caused a fatal accident in Buffalo County this week.
Investigators say a woman apparently looked away from the road at her phone and rear-ended another vehicle which had slowed down to make a left turn off Highway 35 at Fountain City on Wednesday afternoon.
That vehicle was pushed into the opposite lane of 35, and was struck by a third vehicle. The driver of the vehicle that was hit is identified as Errol Doerr of Fountain City.
Doerr was declared dead on arrival at a Rochester hospital, and a passenger was being treated. People in the other two vehicles also received treatment for injuries following the crash.
Sheriff’s officers and the state patrol are still investigating.