On May 26, 2009 I reported on the InjuryBoard about a multi-car collision involving Langstaff and Andrew Brock in which two people died. Today we received word from an interested party that another passenger had died. It’s been reported a front seat passenger in the Brock truck was at 5:30 a.m. this morning removed from life support. The person reported the number of fatalities stands at 3.

There is no report on the other passengers in the Brock vehicle. At the time we initially reported the other passengers also injured were reported to be Spencer Miller, age 15, David Haifley age 16 and Travis Filben age 19. I can’t be sure they were all in the Chevy truck or some other vehicle. If they were in the truck there is no indication if they were in the front seat, a rear seat or the rear truck bed.

See the initial article for further details, we will report as more is made available to us.

Multi-car-truck collision in rural Iowa kills two - One vehicle 3 collisions and then catches fire.

May 26, 2009, Des Moines InjuryBoard.com site

There is a lesson for young people to learn about driving and concentrating on your driving. One has to wonder how many young people were in that Chevy truck and what was going on inside the cab that caused the driver to miss the stop sign. We make no assumptions, there could be a very good reason, but the report from the Iowa State Patrol shed no light on the reasons, if any. Like I said, we will report as details are brought to our attention.

The most recent Des Moines Register article shows a picture of the Langstaffs. They look so young and happy as a couple. Although he recently was laid off from his job with the Principal he’d interviewed at Allied Insurance and did very well.  They are both Hawkeye fans and posed with their black Labrador Jackson. If ever life seems unfair it has to be for this extended family. This summer would have been their third wedding anniversary.  They met after friends fixed them up on a blind date. Both sets of parents were educators.

Indianola couple killed in May 23 car accident were en route to family picnic, June 4, 2009 by Aaron Jaco.

So what is the lesson here, not sure I can come up with one tonight. Enough said.


Jim: A criminal lawyer would probably not help this situation. They represent the accused not the victims. If no criminal charges have been filed they probably won't unless through discovery in a civil case one of the passengers talks. And that's a good reason to file a civil case; to depose those kids and find out what they know. If you write to me privately I can respond more.
by Steve Lombardi August 12, 2009 at 11:22 AM
Sam Langstaff is my nephew. 11 weeks have passed and there still are no charges filed against Andrew Brock. Why? Did the deaths of 3 people meaning nothing?
by Jim Houseman August 10, 2009 at 02:14 PM
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