According to the Iowa State Patrol, a one-car crash last weekend left two Williams residents dead.
The accident took place Saturday morning in Franklin County near Dows. A 40-year-old man lost control of his 1992 Mazda as he was traveling eastbound on Balsam Avenue. He crashed into a roadside creek.
The 40-year-old man and his 14-year-old passenger were killed in the crash.
The accident remains under investigation.
Cedar Falls police report that a 26-year-old woman died last Saturday morning in a single-vehicle accident.
According to authorities, the accident took place early Saturday morning when the 25-year-old driver of the truck lost control of the vehicle. The truck then ran off the road and struck a retaining wall before hitting a parked vehicle.
The woman was riding passenger in the truck and was killed immediately. The driver was taken to a local hospital.
According to Des Moines police, a 91-year-old man was struck and killed by a dump truck near the downtown area Monday morning around 8 AM.
The pedestrian-vehicle accident occurred as the man was attempting to cross the road in his motorized wheelchair. According to the dump truck driver, he was making a right turn at the same time and struck the man, who he says he did not see.
Police are still investigating but no charges have been filed.
According to the Iowa State Patrol, two people were killed in a one-vehicle crash in Grand Junction late Friday night.
Authorities say the 37-year old driver and his 23-year-old passenger were killed after the driver lost control of the vehicle, swerving from the roadway and entering a ditch. The car then struck a drainage culvert and flipped over before coming to rest on its top.
The accident happened a little after 11 PM on Friday on 230th Street east of T Avenue.
Police have identified a man injured in a Des Moines motorcycle accident Thursday.
According to officials with the Des Moines Police Department, a 54 year-old man was found by a passerby shortly after 6:00 a.m. Thursday near the 1100 block of Southeast McKinley Avenue. Police Sergeant Chris Scott said the exact time of the motorcycle crash is still unknown, as is the cause of the accident. Investigators say the man may have swerved to avoid another vehicle, or possibly a deer. “There is a wooded area there,” Scott said.
The man was transported by ambulance to Iowa Methodist Medical Center for treatment following the crash. He is listed in serious condition.
Southeast McKinley was closed near the accident scene while investigators worked to recreate the crash.
Three drivers are dead in a three-vehicle accident involving two trucks and a van, according to Iowa State Patrol deputies.
The crash happened on Iowa Highway 2 around 8 AM Tuesday, around four miles east of Cordyon.
A 56-year-old woman, a 59-year-old man, and a 24-year-old man were killed in the crash.
Police believe that the 59-year-old man was headed eastbound on Highway 2 at the same time that the 56-year-old woman was westbound, with the 24-year-old behind her. The 59-year-old’s truck then jumped the center line and struck both of the other vehicles. Two of the three vehicles burst into flames.
Medical personnel pronounced all three drivers dead at the scene.
A head-on collision on Iowa Highway 28 killed one person and injured three others last Tuesday, according to police reports.
The fatal accident occurred around 4:20 PM when a southbound 2000 Mercury Marquis crossed the median into oncoming northbound traffic.
The 62-year-old Norwalk woman driver of the sedan crossed over a raised median and ran headlong into a 1990 Jeep Cherokee driven by an 18-year-old man from Norwalk. The impact killed a 28-year-old woman who was riding in the passenger seat of the jeep.
The drivers of both vehicles along with an 18-year-old man in the backseat of the jeep were taken to Des Moines area hospitals for treatment. All there are reportedly in critical condition.
The Iowa State Patrol is still investigating the accident and as of now the reason why the sedan crossed the median is unknown.
55-year-old Joel Robert Simpson is accused of hitting Melissa Anne Robinson, 16, of Des Moines as she was strolling through Union Park. Simpson reportedly lost control of his Jeep Cherokee and veered into the park, hitting Robinson. The car then allegedly dragged her 75 feet.
According to the Des Moines Register, “Simpson had been charged with two counts of driving while barred, after he allegedly struck Melissa Ann Robinson of Des Moines on June 6.”
Now, police are charging him with “serious injury by vehicle, operating while intoxicated and operating a vehicle without consent,” reports the Register.
The Des Moines Register writes that, “[Simpson] has a long history of traffic violations, including drunken driving, and reportedly suffered a possible seizure in March when he was involved in a minor traffic accident while driving through a parking lot.”
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