A two-vehicle crash near Luther in Boone County Tuesday killed both drivers and seriously injured a passenger. Fatally injured in the accident were 22-year-old Raymond E. Grandmaitre Junior of Johnston and 32-year-old Larry Hamor Junior of Tama. Fifty-three-year-old Mark Patterson of Tama who was a passenger in the Hamor vehicle was injured.
Reportedly, the 2001 Dodge Dakota driven by Grandmaitrie was traveling north when he attempted to pass a semi. The Grandmaitrie vehicle collided head on with a southbound 2002 Chevrolet van driven by Hamor. Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene. Patterson was taken to Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines for treatment of his injuries.