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Every week I pick a day and blog about the fatality and the injury reports in Iowa. The focus is usually I-35 and I-80. Luckily today there are none on I-35. The rest are here for you to learn from. We can all do that. This week we have six fatality reports on the ISP website. The accident locations cover Appanoose, Jasper again, Scott, Boone, Adair and Cerro Gordo Counties. The first is a single vehicle rollover that killed the driver. Mary English - 56

The second accident was on I-80 and involved two vehicles. The one slid onto the median and then was struck by a semi-truck that had slid as well. The deceased appears to have been a passenger from Sudan. He was 55-years-old. [Mahdy and Suad Adam along with Yasim Ali. They have interesting names. It looks like the Nissan slammed into the semi-truck after the semi driver lost control and ended up disabled and on the median.

The third accident is somewhat strange in that the victim is described as lying in the roadway. He was a 58-year-old man. [Brent H. Christie, 58]

The fourth collision is between two vehicles, a Ford F-150 and a 2005 Volvo semi-tractor-trailer on I-80. It appears there are two injured and two fatal's. The two fatalities have the same last name and may be related. The preliminary report doesn't say which truck they were in. We'll have to await the full report. Hopefully there will be more detail for those involved. Actually the summary does say the two in the pickup truck died after sliding into the semi heading in the opposite direction. [Christopher Malone, 37; Richard Gould, 55; Connie Gould, 52; Tara Malone, 20]

The next accident is again in Boone, we covered a fatal accident last week. This one is again on Mamie Eisenhower. It involves three vehicles when one crossed the center line. In this collision a 52-year-old man died. All of these accidents leading to fatalities involve a loss of control. [Kevin Lee Powell, 52; Ramona Prather, 49; Kimberly Cunningham, 35.]

The last report, the one full report is a single car accident involving a rollover that killed the driver. [Kenneth Gordon, 50]

Results

Crash:

Minimal Reports

A crash occurred in Appanoose County on January 13, 2011

VEH WAS NB ON HWY 5, LOST CONTROL ENTERING THE EAST DITCH, ROLLED APPROXIMATELY 3 TIMES SUBJECT WAS TRANSPORTED TO MERCY HOSPITAL IN CENTERVILLE BY CENTERVILLE AMBULANCE.

A crash occurred in Jasper County on January 11, 2011

VEHICLE 2 WAS STOPPED IN THE MEDIAN AFTER LOOSING CONTOL FACING EB VEHICLE 1 WAS WEST BOUND LOST CONTROL WENT INTO MEDIAN AND STRUCK 1 ACCIDENT IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION CHARGES PENDING.

A crash occurred in Scott County on January 9, 2011

SUBJECT WAS FOUND LYING IN THE ROADWAY ACCIDENT REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION AT THIS TIME

A crash occurred in Adair County on January 9, 2011

VEH 1 WAS WB I80, VEH 2 WAS EB I80-VEH 1 LOST CONTROL ENTERING THE MEDIAN AND CONTINUED INTO EB TRAFFIC, STRICKING THE SEMI ON THE DRIVERS SIDE BOTH VEH CAME TO REST IN THE PASSING LANE OF I80 AT THE 96,15MM EB- BOTH DRIVER AND PASSENGER OF VEH 1 WERE PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE- DRIVER AND PASSENGER OF THE SEMI, VEH 2 WERE TRANSPORTED TO MERCY IN DES MOINES WITH MINOR INJURIES- THIS ACCIDENT IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION BY THE IOWA.

A crash occurred in Boone County on January 7, 2011

UNIT 1 WAS EB ON MAMMIE EISENHAUER AND FOR UNKNOWN REASON LOST CONTROL CROSSED CENTER LINE AND MADE CONTACT WITH UNIT 2 AND THEN HIT UNIT 3 HEAD ON DRIVER OF UNIT WAS WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD ON SCENE.


Full Reports

A crash occurred in Cerro Gordo County on January 10, 2011

UNIT WAS NORTHBOUND NEAR MILE MARKER 196.90 WHEN IT STARTED INTO THE DITCH, IT ROLLED ONE COMPLETE TIME AND THEN ANOTHER PARTIAL. THE DRIVER WAS NOT WEARING HIS SEAT BELT AND BECAUSE OF THAT WAS PARTIALLY EJECTED FROM THE VEHICLE.

Steve Lombardi
Iowa personal injury, workers' compensation, motorcycle, quadriplegic, paraplegic, brain injury, death
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