Four Des Moines women die after semi collision

A semi truck was traveling on Jordan Creek Parkway when it neglected to yield at a traffic signal and hit a car leaving Des Moines Golf and Country Club.

There were four elderly women occupying the vehicle that was hit. Two of the women died on impact and the other two women later succumbed to their injuries at a local hospital. The women had all been residents of a senior home called the Lodge of Ashworth.

The car was moved more than 75 feet from the point of impact in the car accident.

The driver of the semi sustained no serious injuries. Charges have yet to be filed in the case.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims’ families and friends during this difficult time.



Fatal Car Accident in Pottawattamie County

A woman was killed in an Iowa car accident Tuesday morning.

According to officials with the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Department, the fatal accident occurred shortly after 6:00 a.m. near Champion Lane, less than a half mile north of Highway 92 in  rural Pottawattamie County. Police say 21 year-old Griswold resident Kayleen Amos was killed in the car accident.

According to the sheriff’s department accident report, Amos was traveling north on Contrail Avenue in a 2002 Ford F250 pickup truck when she lost control of the vehicle for unknown reasons. The pickup truck left the roadway, entered the west ditch, and rolled, eventually coming to rest on its top.

Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Jim Matthai said Amos was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, according to Matthai.

The accident remains under investigation.

 



Boy Killed in Iowa Car Accident

A 10 year-old boy was killed in an Iowa car accident in rural Marshall County Wednesday.

According to officials with the Iowa state patrol, the accident occurred shortly after 3:00 p.m. Wednesday on a gravel road near 180th street, about three miles southwest of Albion. Troopers say 34 year-old Mitchell Storjohann, of Marshalltown, was traveling west in the middle of the road when he crested a hill and struck an eastbound Kia Sedona driven by 33 year-old Shane Ersland, of Iowa City.

It is unclear which vehicle the boy who died was in at the time of the crash.

Ersland and a passenger in his car, 57 year-old Ann Ersland, were injured in the accident and transported by ambulance to a Marshalltown hospital. The nature and extent of their injuries was not immediately known. Troopers said their lives were saved because they were wearing seat belts.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims’ family and friends during this difficult time.



Pedestrian accident leaves 57-year-old Naperville man dead

Iowa authorities report that a 57-year-old Naperville man was killed in a pedestrian accident on Sunday.

The incident took place around 4:40 PM on Interstate 80 in Scott County in eastern Iowa. Police say that the man tried to cross the interstate and was struck by a semitrailer.

The 57-year-old man died instantly, and the truck driver was not injured.

Police are stil investigating the death and no charges have yet been filed.



Two killed in single-vehicle crash

The Iowa State Patrol reports that a one-car crash last weekend left two Williams residents dead.

The crash occurred early 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.



26-year-old woman killed in crash

Cedar Falls police report that a 26-year-old woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash last Saturday morning.

The incident occurred Saturday morning as the 25-year-old driver of the truck that the 26-year-old woman was riding as a passenger in lost control of the vehicle. The truck they were in then ran off the road and slammed into a retaining wall before hitting a parked car.

The woman was killed immediately, while the 25-year-old man was taken to a local hospital.



Elderly man killed in pedestrian accident

Des Moines police report that 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 took place when 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.



Two cousins killed in crash

According to the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Department, two cousins from western Iowa were killed Saturday in a single-vehicle crash in Pottawattmie County.

The 25-year-old and 26-year-old cousins were both riding in the same vehicle just north of Council Bluffs when the car left the road and entered a ditch on the west side of the road. It then rolled over.

According to friends, the cousins were heading home from a nephew’s flag football game at the time.



Bicyclist killed in truck accident

According to the Iowa State Patrol, an accident with a truck near the city of Montezuma in central Iowa left a bicyclist from Oregon dead this Wednesday.

The 33-year-old bicyclist was pedaling on Iowa Highway 85 when the truck driver spotted him. The driver moved towards the center line to give the cyclist more room.

It was then that the truck’s front right tire failed, causing the truck to lurch to the right. It hit the cyclist, killing him instantly.



Woman killed in two-vehicle Davenport crash

A car crash that occurred this morning at 2 a.m. in Davenport killed one person and injured several others, according to authorities.

Police report that the 19-year-old Bettendorf driver of a 1995 Cadillac was westbound on Locust when he swerved across the center line, crashing headlong into an eastbound 1997 Chevy SUV driven by a 24-year-old Rock Island man.

A 23-year-old woman who was riding as a front-seat passenger in the Cadillac was killed immediately. The 19-year-old and another passenger in his car, an 18-year-old woman, were injured and taken to a nearby hospital.

Medical authorities expect those who survived the crash to make a full recovery.



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