Janesville, IA – Azra Ponjevic Killed in Two-Car Collision on US-218Des Moines Accident News
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 of Waterloo, was killed in the collision.
The driver of the SUV, 36-year-old Willie Walker also from Waterloo, was injured following the accident, along with two other passengers, 25-year-old Eric Bickerstaff and 28-year-old Necmurie Cruz. Terry also sustained injuries following the impact. All the injured parties were transported to a local hospital for treatment.
An ongoing investigation into the deadly crash is underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Azra Ponjevic at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Head-On Accidents in Iowa
When drivers veer into oncoming traffic, they are at risk of causing a catastrophic crash. Head-on impacts have a nearly 58% fatality rate and are involved in roughly 10% of annual traffic fatalities each year. Even at low speeds, a crash involving two vehicles that collide head-on can be lethal.
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