Trooper Mark Toney was killed in an automobile accident on U.S. Highway 65/69, south of Indianola, at about 4:40 pm.
He was traveling with emergency equipment activated when the patrol car left the roadway and overturned several times, landing in a field. The vehicle burst into flames during the accident.
The crash investigation determined that Trooper Toney’s patrol car was traveling at approximately 115 mph when it left the roadway.
Trooper Toney had served with the Iowa State Patrol for 24 years. He is survived by his two sons, parents, brother, two sisters, and fiancée.
Iowa State Patrol
End of Watch: Sep. 20, 2011