A six-vehicle accident that occurred at around 11:30 a.m. on February 25 resulted in the death of one North Iowa woman, KIMT reported.
Recent updates to the story included a complicated police deduction of the spiraling events. The vehicles involved were traveling eastbound near mile marker 193. Police were merging traffic to the left lanes due to a previous accident. The blue semi-truck followed a vehicle in merging, but the truck driver was unable to slow at the same rate and hit the car in front of him. After a series of smaller collisions, a second semi-truck, the red Kenworth, hit the fatal victim‘s car twice.
According to preliminary investigations, the vehicles that were involved in the crash were identified as a Dodge Grand Caravan, a blue Peterbilt semi pulling a tanker, a red Kenworth semi, a Chrysler Town & Country, a Nissan Altima, and a Chevrolet pickup.
Police authorities are continuing to investigate this tragic accident.
A head-on collision in northwest Iowa on November 22 claimed the lives of five individuals and brought critical injuries to three other people, The Des Moines Register reported.
The victims were identified as 70-year-old Des Moines resident Myrna Malone, 80-year-old Ute local Donna Tim, and from the other vehicle, 60-year-old Bahta Gebremedhen, 34-year-old Yohanes Tesfamariam, and 46-year-old Kibrom Gebremicael, all from Sioux City.
According to preliminary investigations, 70-year-old Des Moines resident Larry Malone, who was the driver of the vehicle Myrna Malone rode in, was headed west on Iowa Highway 141 in Sloan, an Iowa State Patrol report showed. At the same time, 53-year-old Sioux City resident Shishay Gidey’s vehicle was headed east on Iowa Highway 141 when it swerved into the northbound lane, over-corrected, and then found itself in the eastbound lane. It was afterwards struck head-on by Malone’s car.
The attorneys at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., extend their deepest condolences to the friends and family of everyone involved and wish for the quick recovery of those injured.
The Ames Police Department reported that a two-vehicle, head-collision in the 1100 block of East 13th Street in Ames, Story County in Iowa at around 5:34 p.m. on Thursday, January 9 has resulted in the death of a single individual.
The other driver was reportedly rushed to the Mary Greeley Medical Center to treat his non-life-threatening injuries. The person who died due to the accident was also taken to the hospital, but passed while at the hospital.
According to the police, the accident occurred when an eastbound car veered off the roadway, struck the center line, and smashed into the Skunk River Bridge, thereafter immediately bouncing off to hit a car heading west.
It was the eastbound driver who was killed in the crash. Our thoughts go out to the families of the victims of this accident.