One person was killed, six injured, in a two-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon in western Iowa’s Crawford County. The Iowa State Patrol says the crash between a Chevy Impala and a Jeep Cherokee happened six-miles south of Denison at the intersection of Highways 141 and 59.
According to authorities, the 2009 Impala, driven by 70-year-old Gerald Frederickson, of Turin, was traveling south on Highway 59 while another vehicle was traveling north.
Frederickson turned left onto Highway 141 and did not see the northbound 2001 Cherokee, driven by 27-year-old Noah Mayer, of Harlan. Frederickson’s car was hit on the passenger side by the SUV. The impact killed 71-year-old Judith Frederickson, of Turin. Mayer, along with four passengers in his vehicle, 46-year-old Ricky Dean, of Harlan, 29-year-old Mark Gunderson, 22-year-old Cory Leslie and 21-year-old Schuyler Keisel, were injured.
Dean was flown by air ambulance to the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The others were taken by ground ambulance to the Crawford County Hospital in Denison. At least two of the passengers in Mayer’s Jeep were not wearing their seatbelts. The Patrol says both of the Frederickson’s were buckled-up in their Impala.