This Appanoose County, Iowa fatal collision is nothing more than a Failure to Maintain a Proper Lookout. It’s no excuse that you didn’t see the car or that you are elderly. Just like it’s no excuse that you are young and inexperienced. We don’t and can’t make exceptions for age related causes. At some point you simply have to stop driving.
This collision to the life of a 75-year-old woman from Mystic, Iowa; injured were Thomas Twohill and Janan Twohill, both from Fairfield, Iowa. (Each person injured is 45-years-old.)
Summary by ISP Spencer: VEH 1 WAS WB SWERVED INTO EB LANE OF HWY 2 TO AVOID STRIKING VEHICLE TURNING INTO BUSINESS DRIVE - VEH 2 WAS EB ON HWY 2 AND WAS STRUCK HEAD ON BY VEH 1 STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION ASSISTED BY: APPANOOSE COUNTY SHERIFF, AREA FIRE,RESCUE & EMS, CENTERVILLE POLICE.
The accident happened at 1:58 pm on December 16, 2011 on Highway 2 west of Centerville by ½ mile.