Recent Car & Truck Accidents in Iowa

Posted on Feb 23, 2013

Sergeant Bluff man dies in accident
Radio Iowa - A northwest Iowa man has died in a rollover crash. Early Tuesday morning, the Plymouth County Sheriff's office responded to a one-vehicle accident located

Sergeant Bluff man dies in accident

October 3, 2012 By Radio Iowa Contributor

A northwest Iowa man has died in a rollover crash. Early Tuesday morning, the Plymouth County Sheriff’s office responded to a one-vehicle accident located on Highway 75, just south of Le Mars.

Deputies found the vehicle in the east ditch, and determined the driver had lost control of the vehicle and entered the east ditch, where it rolled several times. The driver, identified as 36-year-old Scott Jacobsen of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, was pronounced dead at the scene.

His body was transported to Floyd Valley Hospital for further examination by Plymouth County Medical Examiner.

By Dennis Morrice, KLEM, Le Mars

Three injured in Dyersville accident
Dubuque Telegraph Herald
DYERSVILLE, Iowa — Three juveniles were injured Wednesday during a rollover accident on US 20 near Dyersville. Earlville residents Jordan E. Schuman,

2 hurt in Fayette Co. rollover accident

December 17, 2012 8:41 am

FAYETTE, Iowa — Two men were hurt in a single-vehicle rollover accident near Fayette Saturday.

The accident was reported about 2:50 a.m. on Klock Road just south of Fayette.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office said a 1999 Buick Lesabre, operated by Addison Harold Haas, 41, of Fayette, was traveling north on Klock Road when it lost control and entered the east ditch where it rolled and came to rest on its top.

Haas was able to free himself from the vehicle and walk to a nearby residence to call for help. A passenger, Troy Lewis Zietlow, 40, of Des Moines, was extricated from the vehicle by the Fayette Fire Department.

Haas and Zietlow were both transferred to a West Union hospital for serious injuries. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Fayette Fire Department and Ambulance Services. The accident remains under investigation and charges are pending.

Akron woman dies from rollover accident on I-29

Posted: Dec 18, 2012 12:12 PM CSTUpdated: Dec 25, 2012 12:12 PM CST

An Iowa woman has died after her vehicle rolled along Interstate 29 south of Beresford Tuesday morning.

The accident happened at about 7:40 am just 12 miles south of Beresford. According to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, Tonya Anderson, 38, of Akron was driving north on I-29 in a Chevy Colorado.

The Department of Public Safety said the roadway was slippery from freezing drizzle.

The vehicle entered the median and rolled. Anderson, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the vehicle and received fatal injuries.

No further information is immediately available. The south Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating.

Two injured in Highway 75 crash

December 17, 2012 8:27 am  •  MOLLY MONTAG [email protected]

SIOUX CENTER, Iowa | A busy highway in Sioux County, Iowa, was blocked Monday morning while crews tended to a two-car crash. Two people were injured.

Luis Trejo-Reyes, 22, of Sioux Center, Iowa, was driving a car south on U.S. Highway 75 when a car driven by 79-year-old Bettie Spies, of Hudson, S.D., pulled into the intersection from Highway 10, according to an Iowa State Patrol crash report.

The cars collided about 7:10 a.m.

The report says Spies was eastbound on Highway 10. She stopped at the intersection’s stop sign but failed to see the car driven by Trejo-Reyes, which had been following a tractor trailer that turned west onto Highway 10.

His car hit hers after she pulled into the intersection, authorities said.

Their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, an official with the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office said.

The intersection was closed about 7:20 a.m.  and reopened about 45 minutes later.

Three injured in accident on I-35

December 17, 2012 9:39 am  •  By DEB NICKLAY

CLEAR LAKE — Three people from Texas were treated for minor injuries following a single-vehicle accident Monday on U.S. Interstate 35, about five miles north of Clear Lake.

Shala Strickland, 21, of Burkburnett, Texas, was southbound on the interstate when she apparently hit a patch of light snow that had fallen.

According to the State Patrol, she lost control of the Dodge pickup she was driving, which ended up on its top in the median. The accident was reported at 8:22 a.m.

Strickland was treated for minor injuries at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa, along with passengers Troy Larson, 27, and McKenly Larson, 2, both of Burkburnett. All three were treated and released Monday, according to a hospital spokesperson.

The Clear Lake and Mason City fire departments were also on the scene.

Three injured in two crashes

Investigators blame weather for accidents

December 19, 2012

By PETER KASPARI and JOE SUTTER ([email protected]) ,Messenger News

The rainy weather Tuesday morning caused three people to be injured in two separate rollover accidents across the county.

The first reported accident happened around 10:20 a.m.

Trooper Robert Burns, of the Iowa State Patrol, said a 1999 Dodge Ram Pickup, which was being driven by Mary Chapman, 80, of Eagle Grove, was driving westbound on Webster County Road C56 when it lost control and rolled over.

The accident happened about one mile east of U.S. Highway 169.

Burns said the truck rolled over after driving over the bridge over the Des Moines River.

The truck rolled over, trapping Mary and her husband, Kenneth Chapman, 78, inside.

Rescuers from the Badger Fire Department had to use hydraulic extraction equipment to get the Chapmans out.

Burns said the couple wasn't seriously injured.

"I was down there, and got to talk to them as they were being rescued," he said. "Their injuries were minor at that point."

The Chapmans were taken to Trinity Regional Medical Center for treatment.

The second accident happened on North 15th Street just north of Floral Avenue, around 10:30 a.m.

Jensen Sandgren, of Callender, was heading south across the bridge near Gunderson Funeral Home in a Ford F-150 truck when he hit a slick spot, according to Fort Dodge Police Officer Matt Webb.

The truck went left across the road, knocked down a speed limit sign and part of a fence before ending up on the left side of the road facing north.

Sandgren's truck ended up stopping against some trees, and missed a gas line further down the hill.

According to the police report, Sandgren greeted Webb when the officer arrived on scene.

Sandgren was treated on scene by TRMC staff for a scrape on his right hand.

Hampton child fair after one-vehicle wreck

December 18, 2012 3:31 pm

MASON CITY — A Hampton child was hospitalized at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa after a one-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon near Rockwell.

Ashlye Inoa, 2, was listed in fair condition Tuesday evening, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Two others in the vehicle — Blanca De Leon, 54, and Sheyla Guzman, 21 — were treated and released from Mercy after the crash. The driver, Marion Guzman-Barillas, 56, of Hampton, was not injured.

According to the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department, Guzman-Barillas was driving southbound on Highway 65 near 130th Street when he lost control. The vehicle rolled several times coming to rest in the ditch.

The accident was reported at noon Tuesday.

— By Peggy Senzarino

UPDATE: One killed in rollover accident in Bremer County

SUMNER,  Iowa --- The Bremer County Sheriff’s Office has identified the deceased female from the single-vehicle rollover accident Tuesday.

She was identified as Kerry Ann Nelson, 37, of Decorah.

The other passenger, Justin Langreck, remains in critical but stable condition at Allen Hospital in Waterloo.

The accident remains under investigation.


SUMNER, Iowa --- A single-vehicle rollover accident early today (Tuesday) claimed the life of a female passenger.

Authorities have not yet released the name of the victim, pending family notification, according to the Bremer County Sheriff’s Office.

Law enforcement responded to a report of an accident in Bremer County at 6:40 a.m. on County Road V-56, south of County Road C-33.

The driver, Samuel Franzen, 19, of Elberon, was driving a Chrysler PT Cruiser northbound on V-56 when the vehicle drifted off of the edge of the road and rolled, according to a preliminary investigation.

Franzen was transported to Community Memorial Hospital in Sumner and treated for minor injuries, the sheriff’s office reported.

A passenger, Justin Langreck, 18, of Fort Atkinson, was ejected from the vehicle and transported to Allen Hospital in Waterloo. His condition is unknown by the sheriff’s office.

Authorities pronounced a female passenger, also ejected, dead at the scene.

The Bremer County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol, Readlyn First Responders, the Sumner Fire Department and Sumner Ambulance.

The accident remains under investigation.

One killed in rollover accident in Bremer County
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
SUMNER, Iowa --- A single-vehicle rollover accident early today claimed the life of a female passenger.

One Person Killed in Bremer County Crash, Two Injured
By Aaron Hepker BREMER COUNTY, Iowa — One person was killed in a single ... Office responded to a single vehicle rollover accident on County Rd V-56.

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