Two employees, one shopper killed when truck hit Wal-Mart store

PELLA, IA (AP) — Authorities say two of the three people killed when a pickup truck crashed into an Iowa Wal-Mart store were employees, while the third was shopping.

Law enforcement officials said Friday that those killed in the Thursday morning crash were 31-year-old Carrie Zugg, of Leighton, and 29-year-old Lindsey Rietveld, of Bussey, both employees of the Pella store, and 76-year-old Ruth Jean DeJong, of Pella, a shopper. DeJong’s husband, 77-year-old Robert DeJong, was injured in the crash and remained hospitalized.

The only other injured person was the driver of the truck, 66-year-old Dennis Mockenhaupt, of Knoxville, Iowa. Investigators say Mockenhaupt plowed at a high rate of speed through a glass front entrance. Officials declined to say Friday what caused the crash, but had earlier said it was believed to be an accident. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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