Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon reports on December 12, 2019, approximately 5:08 p.m., his deputies investigated a fatal motor vehicle crash involving a single vehicle, north of Coburg. 

The investigation revealed James Leroy Baker, 63, of Harrisburg was alone and traveling southbound on North Coburg Road.  For an unknown reason his 1993 Nissan minivan left the roadway and rolled.  It came to rest on the roof in a ditch approximately 10 feet from the roadway.    Baker was wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash.  Neither speed, nor alcohol appear to be a factor.  The crashed vehicle was discovered by someone driving by after it had occurred but was not witnessed.

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Coburg and Harrisburg Fire Departments and Fisher Funeral Home.

This crash remains under investigation.