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Wahpeton, IA - Marilyn Dirks Injured in Two-Car Crash at IA-86 & 190th St

Wahpeton, IA – Marilyn Dirks Injured in Two-Car Crash at IA-86 & 190th St

Wahpeton, IA (November 18, 2021) – A two-vehicle collision ended in the injury of a Sergeant Bluffs woman on Friday evening, October 29. The accident took place at the intersection of IA-86 and 190th Street at around 7:38 p.m.  Local reports indicated that 25-year-old Sarah Yotter of Cottonwood, Minnesota was traveling southbound on the highway at the time of impact. A vehicle driven by 67-year-old Marilyn Dirks of Sergeant Bluff was stopped at the intersection. Both vehicles reportedly collided at [...]

Maquoketa, IA - Michael Griffin Killed in Collision at US-61 & Hurstville Rd

Maquoketa, IA – Michael Griffin Killed in Collision at US-61 & Hurstville Rd

Maquoketa, IA (November 18, 2021) – Two people were killed and two others injured after a car accident in Maquoketa on Tuesday night, November 16. The fatal crash was reported at around 5 p.m. at the crossing of US-61 and Hurstville Road.  A Ford Fusion was reportedly headed southbound on US-61 at the time of the crash. The vehicle reportedly attempted to make a left turn onto Hurstville Road. The Ford collided with a Dodge Ram pickup truck headed northbound. [...]

Hawarden, IA - Jade Owings Injured in Two-Car Crash at IA-10 & IA-12

Hawarden, IA – Jade Owings Injured in Two-Car Crash at IA-10 & IA-12

Hawarden, IA (November 17, 2021) – A two-vehicle collision in the Hawarden resulted in confirmed injuries on Tuesday night, November 16. The crash was reported at around 6 p.m. at the crossing of IA-10 and IA-12.  Reports from authorities revealed that 60-year-old Karla Johnson Kooi of Sioux Center was traveling westbound in a 2007 Ford pickup truck on IA-10. At the same time, 19-year-old Jade Owings of Hawarden was headed northbound in a 2006 Chevrolet.  The vehicles reportedly collided shortly after [...]

Hawarden, IA - Woman Injured After Falling into Well on Birch Ave

Hawarden, IA – Woman Injured After Falling into Well on Birch Ave

Hawarden, IA (November 17, 2021) – A woman was hospitalized after falling into a well at a residence in Hawarden on Friday morning, November 12. The accident occurred at a home on Birch Avenue at around 9:30 a.m.  Emergency responders were dispatched to the scene to render aid to the injured victim. Authorities later found that 33-year-old Yesenia Torres of Hawarden stepped into a well on someone’s property. She fell nearly 10 feet.  Torres was rescued from the well by responding [...]

Hospers, IA - Donald Connor Hit by Semi at Premium Iowa Pork

Hospers, IA – Donald Connor Hit by Semi at Premium Iowa Pork

Hospers, IA (November 16, 2021) – On Friday night, November 12, a Cherokee man was injured after a semi-truck crashed into his place of work in the Hospers area. The incident occurred at the Premium Iowa Pork facility on Main Street just before midnight.  Local reports revealed that 27-year-old Amir Salah of San Francisco, California was driving a 2015 Volvo semi-tractor while hauling a freight trailer. As Sala was leaving the driveway to enter Main Street, the vehicle struck an [...]

Matlock, IA - Gabriela Ahuatzi Injured in Two-Car Crash at 280th St & Lily Ave

Matlock, IA – Gabriela Ahuatzi Injured in Two-Car Crash at 280th St & Lily Ave

Matlock, IA (November 16, 2021) – A two-vehicle crash in Matlock left both drivers with injuries on Saturday afternoon, November 13. The accident took place at the intersection of 280th Street and Lily Avenue at around 3:05 p.m.  Local reports revealed that 27-year-old Ashely Swets of Hull was traveling westbound in a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan. At the same time, 33-year-old Gabriela Ahuatzi of Le Mars was driving northbound in a 2010 Subaru Outback. Ahuatzi reportedly stopped at the stop [...]

Eldridge, IA - Dylan Kaczinski Dies in Workplace Accident at KE Flatwork

Eldridge, IA – Dylan Kaczinski Killed in Workplace Accident at KE Flatwork

Eldrige, IA (November 15, 2021) – An on-the-job accident in Eldridge resulted in the death of a Camanche man on Thursday afternoon, November 11. The incident was reported at around 2:37 p.m. at KE Flatwork on Blackhawk Trail.  Medics were called to the facility concerning an injured employee. Local reports revealed that 27-year-old Dylan Kaczinski was injured in an accident at the workplace. Paramedics were present to provide life-saving measures to the injured victim.  Kaczinski sustained fatal injuries in the crash [...]

Des Moines, IA - Woman Dies in Fire at Wilson Ave & Glenbrook Dr

Des Moines, IA – Woman Dies in Fire at Wilson Ave & Glenbrook Dr

Des Moines, IA (November 15, 2021) – A woman was killed following a house fire in the Des Moines area on Sunday evening, November 14. The fatal blaze occurred at a residence at the corner of Wilson Avenue and Glenbrook Drive at around 6 p.m.  Local reports revealed that the woman was inside the home sleeping at the time of the incident. When firefighters and emergency crews arrived, her son was reportedly outside. First responders battled the fire in order [...]

Spirit Lake, IA - Mariah Nelson Dies in Two-Car Crash on 120th St

Spirit Lake, IA – Mariah Nelson Dies in Two-Car Crash on 120th St

Spirit Lake, IA (November 14, 2021) – A Jackson woman and a child were killed following a deadly traffic accident in Spirit Lake on Saturday morning, November 13. The collision occurred at around 11:30 a.m. at the intersection of 120th Street and US-71.  Local reports revealed that 29-year-old Mariah Nelson of Jackson was driving a 2008 Hyundai eastbound on 120th Street. Nelson reportedly ran a stop sign at the intersection and collided with a 2011 GMC Sierra driven by 63-year-old [...]

Storm Lake, IA - Juan Alday Pena Dies in Head-On Crash on US-71

Storm Lake, IA – Juan Alday Pena Dies in Head-On Crash on US-71

Storm Lake, IA (November 14, 2021) – A two-vehicle collision in Storm Lake on Friday, November 12, ended in the death of a local man. The fatal crash occurred on US-71 in a rural area of Buena Vista County early that morning.  According to the Iowa State Patrol, a pickup truck driven by 33-year-old Juan Alday Pena of Storm Lake was traveling along the highway. The vehicle crossed the centerline where it crashed head-on with an oncoming vehicle driven by [...]