Fort Dodge tattoo artist dies in Calhoun County crash

Jeremy Caldeira lost control and rolled 2009 Hummer, authorities say

Jeremy Caldeira

LOHRVILLE — A Fort Dodge tattoo artist was killed in a rollover accident Wednesday night in Calhoun County.

Jeremy Caldeira, 36, of Fort Dodge, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Iowa State Patrol.

The accident report said Caldeira was eastbound on 330th Street, south of Lohrville, when he tried to turn north on Sigourney Avenue.

Lt. Mark Miller, of the Iowa State Patrol, said Caldeira is believed to have run the stop sign at the intersection.

He lost control of the 2009 Hummer H3 he was driving, which went into the east ditch and rolled.

The accident happened around 8:18 p.m.

Caldeira was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Miller.

A passenger that was in the vehicle was not injured.

Caldeira was the owner of Wild at Heart, a tattoo business located at 1301 First Ave. N. According to Wild at Heart’s Facebook page, it opened on July 6, 2017, after Caldeira “decided to open his own shop.”

A public post on the Facebook page paid tribute to Caldeira.

“We have suffered a great loss today,” the post said. “The Lord took Jeremy too soon, but at least we know he’s in a better place. RIP to an amazing and talented artist, father, son and friend. You will never be forgotten.”

Miller said the accident remains under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol. Also assisting on scene were the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department, Rockwell City Police Department, Calhoun County EMS and the Lohrville Fire Department.