We are fast approaching the fall and winter’s ice can’t be far off either. As we get closer to those cold months drivers need to become more aware of the added risks of injury and death. It’s up to you as the driver to control your car or truck and to drive at a speed where you can safely control it. Here are the recent fatalities in Iowa.
1. A crash occurred in Jasper County on September 12, 2016
Emily Eisentrager from Altoona was driving on Highway 163 and as she approached the intersection of Old Iowa 392 a car being driven by Geraldine Rietveld from Hutchinson, Kansas pulled out in front of her and the two crashed. Mrs. Rietveld was 83 and she died in the ensuing collision. Trooper described the accident like this: VEH 2 WAS SB AT THE STOP SIGN OF OLD HWY 392 AND JUNC HWY 163-VEH 2 FAILED TO YEILD TO WB TRAFFIC AND WAS HIT BY VEH 1 IN THE UNIT 2'S DRIVERS DOOR-BOTH VEH'S CAME TO REST IN THE MEDIAN
OFFICER NAME: TROOPER RATZESBERGER . POST: 01
ASSISTED BY: PRAIRIE CITY PD-FIRE, JASPER CO SO, MONROE PD/FD ...
2. A crash occurred in Jackson County on September 10, 2016
This crash will take some time to unravel the suspected cause. We have a GMC being driven by Ricky A. Burnett from Andrew, Iowa, he’s 34. In car number two we have 26 year-old Kristen Vogt from Dubuque driving a Chevy SUV. Vogt was killed and Burnett injured. SUMMERY: BOTH VEHS WERE TRAVELING ON CO RD E17/150TH ST EAST OF HWY 61 IN JACKSON CO UNIT 1 WAS WB UNIT 2 WAS EB FOR UNK REASONS THEY COLLIDED HEAD ON IN A CURVE THE DRIVER OF UNIT 2 WAS PRONOUNCED DECEASED ON SCENE THE DRIVER
OF UNIT 1 WAS TAKEN TO UIHC BY AIRCARE WITH SERIOUS INJURIES, ACCIDENT
REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION BY IOWA STATE PATROL TRPR HANK,ASSISTED BY
TRPR LANCASTER,TRPR REMLEY AND SGT DRECHSLER, JACKSON CO SO, JACKSON CO...
3. A crash occurred in Winneshiek County on September 4, 2016
Omar Flores from Calmar, Iowa, 32-years-old died in this crash. No explanation or cause is given from the loss of control. SUMMARY: VEHICLE WAS SB ON COUNTY ROAD W14 WHEN IT LOST CONTROL ENTERING THE WEST DITCH AND ROLLING ONTO IT'S TOP IN A CREEK; ASSISTED BY WINNESHIEK COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE, CALMAR FIRE & RESCUE, DECORAH AMBULANCE, AND ISP189
OFFICER NAME: M TRIMBLE . POST: 10
ASSISTED BY: SEE SUMMARY ...
4. A crash occurred in Des Moines County on September 3, 2016
In this two vehicle accident we have a motorcycle driving south on Madison Avenue. For some reason it is believed it crossed the center line and hit the 2003 Chevy being driven by Raeburn Schuyler. The motorcycle driver was killed. SUMMARY: VEHICLE 1 WAS SOUTHBOUND IN THE 1200 BLOCK OF MADISON AVE WHEN IT CROSSED THE CENTERLINE AND STRUCK THE NORTHBOUND VEHICLE 2
OFFICER NAME: ISP 260 TRP WHITE . POST: 13
ASSISTED BY: ISP 31 482 491 77 BURLINGTON PD AND FD...