Dunkerton, IA – Multiple Injuries in Deadly Rollover Crash on Mount Vernon RdDes Moines Accident News
Dunkerton, IA (May 18, 2021) – On Sunday, May 16, a teen was killed and three others injured following a rollover accident in the Dunkerton area.
The fatal crash occurred at the intersection of Mount Vernon Road and Nesbit Road late that evening. A 15-year-old passenger sustained fatal injuries after being ejected from the vehicle after it overturned near the roadway crossing. She was pronounced dead at the scene by attending medical personnel.
Another passenger, a 17-year-old Dunkerton woman, was also ejected and transported to UnityPoint-Allen Hospital in Waterloo before being airlifted to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. The 15-year-old driver and another teen passenger were taken to Allen Hospital for the treatment of sustained injuries. The identities of the involved parties have been withheld.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly accident is underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Rollover Accidents Iowa
Riding in a vehicle when it overturns is a traumatic experience, and these crashes can leave occupants suffering from life-threatening injuries. In 2010, nearly 35% of deadly passenger-vehicle crashes involved rollovers, despite making up less than 2% of reported auto accidents that year. An estimated 7,600 people were killed in rollovers that year, with nearly 69% of fatalities involving unrestrained passengers.
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