Category: Fatal Accident

One Dead, Seven Injured in Story County Crash

Nevada, IA — Saturday’s heavy rains may have caused a crash that left one person dead and several other injured, according to police.

The Story County Sheriff’s Office said two cars escorting a horse and rider were driving along 620th Avenue near 190th Street in Nevada, when a pick-up truck struck the rear escort vehicle.  The impact forced both the car and truck into the ditch, and caused the escort vehicle to roll several times.

Police said the crash killed the driver of the car, and sent five of his passengers to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Two people in the truck also had to be taken to the hospital. Their injuries aren’t considered life threatening.

Police believe reduced visibility caused by rain played a major role in the collision. They’ve not released the names of those involved, pending family notification.

Victim Identified in Fatal Friday Crash in Polk County

POLK COUNTY, Iowa  —  An 82-year-old man was killed in a crash on Friday in northeast Polk County that injured three others

It happened around 8:00 pm on Friday evening at the intersection of NE 88th Street and NE Hubbell Avenue.  The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says 25-year-old
Ivan Huerta was northbound on Hubbell when 82-year-old Gerald Wilson attempted to cross on NE 88th Street.  The two collided in the intersection.

Wilson was taken from the scene by ambulance but died from his injuries at a Des Moines hospital.  Huerta and two passengers in Wilson’s car, 81-year-old Carol Wilson and 93-year-old Gean Priagel, were also injured.  There is no update on their conditions.