Monday, at about 1:15 PM, Des Moines County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 22000 block of Morning Sun Road to investigate a report of a vehicle found in a small creek.
The vehicle was partially submerged in the creek and the body of 60-year-old William Walter Totemeier of New London was found inside. Apparently, Totemeier was driving south on Morning Sun Rd, when he lost control rounding a curve.
The vehicle went into the ditch, rolled over a culvert and came to rest partially in the creek. Authorities believe the accident occurred Sunday evening.