A two-car crash late Saturday near Knoxville killed four people and left two injured. Troopers say the crash happened six miles east of Knoxville on Highway 92 just before midnight. 20-year-old Erica Little of Beacon was driving one of the cars that collided nearly head-on with the second vehicle driven by 78-year-old Morton Baker of Ottumwa. Both drivers were killed. Also killed were: 71-year-old Jacqueline Baker and 63-year-old Nancy Batterson, both of Ottumwa.
One passenger in each car survived: 63-year-old Roger Batterson of Ottumwa and one-year-old Abigail Little, of Beacon. Both were airlifted to a Des Moines hospital for treatment.