On Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 4:37 p.m., the Polk County Sheriff’s Department Dispatch Center received a report of a camper on fire. It was in the south ditch off of Ravine Drive, approximately two miles east of the Village of Dresser.  

Upon arrival on scene, the Allied Fire Department from Dresser extinguished the fire and discovered that the vehicle was occupied and the occupant had died. 

Members of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene and surmised that the camper had been traveling eastbound on Ravine Drive. The vehicle left the roadway to the right and entered the south ditch, striking several trees. After the camper came to rest the vehicle ignited.  

This matter is under investigation by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office thanked the following agencies for their assistance:  The Allied Fire Department and First responders, and the Polk County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The name of the occupant will be released at a later time.


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