Iowa Legal News

6.13 Waterloo, IA - Injuries After Rollover Accident on Lafayette St

Cedar Rapids, IA – Richard Lighthall Injured in Pedestrian Accident on Mt Vernon Rd

Cedar Rapids, IA (May 31, 2021) – A pedestrian was left with life-threatening injuries after a crash in Cedar Rapids on Friday, May 28.  The accident reportedly occurred at the 6905 block of Mt. Vernon Road at around 10:25 p.m. that night. According to initial reports, 49-year-old Richard Lighthall of Mt. Vernon was crossing the roadway when he was hit by a westbound Audi. First responders were sighted at the scene providing aid to the injured party.  Neither the driver of [...]

Fayette Co, IA - Multiple Fatalities in Head-On Crash at IA-150 & Nature Rd

Fayette Co, IA – Multiple Fatalities in Head-On Crash at IA-150 & Nature Rd

Fayette Co, IA (May 30, 2021) – On Friday, May 28, a deadly head-on collision in Fayette County left three people dead.  Reports from the Iowa State Patrol indicated that four people were traveling in a vehicle traveling on IA-150. At around 2:30 p.m. that afternoon, the vehicle was hit head-on by an oncoming semi-truck near the intersection with Nature Road. Three people were killed in the collision.  The deceased victims were identified as a 65-year-old and 18-year-old from North Liberty [...]

Janesville, IA - Azra Ponjevic Killed in Two-Car Collision on US-218

Janesville, IA – Azra Ponjevic Killed in Two-Car Collision on US-218

Janesville, IA (May 30, 2021) – An auto accident in the Janesville area left one woman dead and multiple other victims injured on Thursday, May 27.  Local sources revealed that the deadly crash occurred on US-218  at around 9 p.m. that evening. A pickup truck driven by 59-year-old Terry Dawes of Waterloo crossed the median on the highway and crashed head-on with an oncoming SUV. According to the Iowa State Patrol, a passenger in the SUV, 27-year-old Azra Ponjevic also [...]

6.17 Hardin Co, IA - Two-Car Crash with Injuries at 330th St & B Ave

Black Hawk Co, IA – Evelyn Rogers Killed in Crash at Cedar Wapsi Rd & Wagner Rd

Black Hawk Co, IA (May 29, 2021) – A two-car collision in Black Hawk County resulted in the death of a Denver woman on Friday, May 28.  The fatal accident occurred at the crossing of Cedar Wapsi Road and Wagner Road at around 5 p.m. According to the Iowa State Police, a vehicle driven by 71-year-old Evelyn Rogers of Denver, Iowa was traveling through an intersection at the time of the deadly crash. Rogers’ vehicle was struck by a van [...]

6.19 Plymouth Co, IA - Injuries Following Collision with Train & Semi-Truck

Clarke Co, IA – Injuries in Fatal Train Accident on Level B Rd

Clarke Co, IA (May 28, 2021) – Two juveniles were killed and two others injured after a train accident in Clarke County on Thursday, May 27.  The deadly incident was reported at around 4:30 p.m. that night, according to the Iowa State Patrol. Local reports revealed that a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck containing four juvenile occupants was traveling on Level B Road near Kansas Street and 160th Avenue at the time of impact. The pickup was reportedly struck by a [...]

Altoona, IA - Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Pontiac on I-80 near MM 142

Altoona, IA – Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Pontiac on I-80 near MM 142

Altoona, IA (May 28, 2021) – On Thursday, May 27, a woman was killed after being fatally hit by a motor vehicle in Altoona.  The pedestrian crash occurred early that morning at around 4:15 a.m. A pedestrian was reportedly walking along Interstate 80 WB near mile marker 142 when she was hit by a 2006 Pontiac G6. The driver was reportedly entering the highway when he hit the woman.  The pedestrian sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. [...]

Ireton, IA - Janice Reinking Injured by FedEx Truck at 470th St & Dove Ave

Ireton, IA – Janice Reinking Injured by FedEx Truck at 470th St & Dove Ave

Ireton, IA (May 28, 2021) – On Wednesday, May 26, a woman was hospitalized following a two-vehicle accident in Ireton.  According to the Iowa State Patrol, the crash occurred at around 9:50 a.m. near the intersection of 470th Street and Dove Avenue. Initial reports indicated that 26-year-old Jordan Green of Sioux City was operating a 2019 FedEx van while traveling westbound on 470th Street. At the same time, 58-year-old Janice Reinking was also headed west in a 2010 Toyota.  Local sources [...]

5.27 Ankeny, IA - Multiple Injuries After Accident at Ankeny Blvd & NE 118th Ave

Ankeny, IA – Multiple Injuries After Accident at Ankeny Blvd & NE 118th Ave

Ankeny, IA (May 27, 2021) – A two-vehicle collision in the Ankeny area on Tuesday, May 25, left two drivers injured.  Local sources indicated that the crash occurred that afternoon at the intersection of Ankeny Boulevard and NE 118th Avenue. The driver of an SUV was reportedly stopped at a stop sign before entering the intersection, where they were hit by a pickup truck. The accident caused the pickup to crash into a nearby construction trailer.  Both the driver of the [...]

5.27 Pottawattamie Co, IA - Callie Derfinlinger Killed in Semi Crash on I-80

Pottawattamie Co, IA – Callie Derfinlinger Killed in Semi Crash on I-80

Pottawattamie Co, IA (May 27, 2021) – A Johnston woman was killed after being involved in a collision with a semi-truck in Pottawattamie County on Wednesday, May 26.  The deadly crash occurred on Interstate 80 at the 35.5-mile marker at around 11:08 a.m. that morning. Local reports revealed that one driver, 35-year-old Callie Rose Lisa Derfinlinger of Johnston, suffered fatal injuries in the impact. She was taken to Avoca Rescue to Myrtue Medical Center by emergency responders where she later [...]

Johnston, IA - Pedestrian Injured in Crash at Merle Hay Rd & 61st Ave

Johnston, IA – Pedestrian Injured in Crash at Merle Hay Rd & 61st Ave

Johnston, IA (May 26, 2021) – On Tuesday, May 25, a pedestrian was hospitalized after being hit by a motor vehicle in the Johnston area.  The collision occurred at around 10:30 a.m. that morning at the corner of Merle Hay Road and 61st Avenue. A pedestrian was reportedly crossing at the intersection when he was struck by an oncoming driver. First responders were called to the scene to provide aid to the involved parties.  The injured pedestrian was taken to a [...]