Two northeast Iowans are dead following an accident on Highway 150 north of Oelwein. The state patrol says a car driven by 19-year-old Todd Albert of Oelwein went off the side of the road, he overcorrected and slid into the oncoming lane, colliding with a van driven by 52-year-old Steven Bruce of Rowley. Both Albert and Bruce were killed in the accident.
Four people in the van were injured and taken to Mercy Hospital in Oelwein. The were identified as 41-year-old Aaron Roepke of Oelwein, 23-year-old Nicholas Spratt of Hazelton, 19-year-old Nathan Williams of Hazelton and 50-year-old Charles Lane of Independence. Bruce was the only person wearing seatbelts and his car also burst into flames.