Two-vehicle crash in Spencer injures eight

A two-vehicle collision last Sunday in Spencer, Iowa left eight people injured, according to authorities.

The accident occurred around 8:30 p.m. when the driver of a pickup truck did not yield properly to oncoming traffic on Highway 71. When he entered the highway, he was struck by a van, resulting in a collision that sent the van driver to Spencer Hospital with abdomen injuries.

Two other adults and four children in the van suffered non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the pickup truck was also injured in the collision, but with less serious injuries than what the occupants of the van received.

The pickup truck driver told police that he was blinded by the setting sun as he turned onto the highway and as a result did not see the oncoming van.

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