Six Motorists Killed On Iowa Highways In Last Four Days
It has been a deadly four-day period on Iowa's roadways, with a least six fatal accidents reported across the state.
A two-vehicle crash in Tama County Monday morning left one person dead and another injured.
According to the Iowa State Patrol, 73-year-old Hazel Griffith of Brooklyn was killed when she failed to stop at a signed intersection. Her vehicle collided with another vehicle, driven by 21-year-old Molly Watt of Melbourne. Watt was transported to a Cedar Rapids hospital to be treated for undisclosed injuries.
The crash happened Monday just before 7 AM at the intersection of U.S. Highway 30 and County Road E-66, about nine miles east of Tama.
Another deadly accident happened Monday night in Winnebago County, near Forest City. The Iowa State Patrol said 49-year-old Eugene West of Forest City died after being ejected from an all-terrain vehicle that rolled in a farm field. A second occupant, 23-year-old Jacob West of Forest City, was flown to a Mason City hospital with what authorities described as non-life-threatening injuries.
The Iowa State Patrol said 65-year-old David Turner of Des Moines died in a two-vehicle crash south of Madrid Sunday evening, 32-year-old Jaron Gibson of Colfax was killed Saturday night when his pick-up truck slammed into the back of a semi on Interstate 80 in Jasper County, and 62-year-old Kurt Von Sternberg of Omaha, Neb., died Friday night when the SUV he was riding in crossed the center line of a highway in Harrison County and collided with an on-coming vehicle.
Sheriff's officials in Fayette County also reported a fatal accident over the weekend. Authorities said 52-year-old Troy Shaffer of Pella died when his motorcycle went off a highway north of Arlington Saturday morning.