February 8, 2016

Two die in I-80 crash in Poweshiek County

Two people were killed, four injured, in a crash late Monday afternoon on Interstate 80 in central Iowa’s Poweshiek County. The Iowa State Patrol reports shortly after 5 P.M., a 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada driven by 46-year-old LeeAnna Jo Vigor of Des Moines was westbound when it crossed the median and hit an eastbound semi driven by 40-year-old Jammye Lynn Haroldson of Missoula, Montana, and a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by 49-year-old Charlene Large of Three Rivers, Michigan.

Killed in the accident were 21-year-old Randi Anne Thorn of Des Moines and an unidentified 17-year-old male from Pleasant Hill. Vigor, Large, 48-year-old Connie Marie Conlin of Des Moines and an unidentified 17-year-old male from Altoona were injured. Large and the unidentified male were airlifted to University of Iowa Hospital.

The other injury victims were taken by ambulance to Grinnell Regional Medical Center. The accident report doesn’t specify which vehicle or vehicles the victims were passengers in. Eastbound traffic on I-80 was shut down for several hours and rerouted onto U.S. Highway 6.

Authorities have now identified the 17-year-old fatality victim as Dylan Jay Wentland of Pleasant Hill and injured 17-year-old as Austin Courtney of Altoona. 

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