At least three Iowans were killed in traffic accidents over the Labor Day weekend. A Des Moines man was killed late Monday night when the car he was driving was exiting Interstate 235 in West Des Moines, went through an intersection and struck a concrete barrier. The victim is identified as 33-year-old Joshua Jefferson.
A 20-year-old Belmond woman died Monday in a pickup rollover crash near Rockford in Floyd County. Brianne Pals was a passenger in the pickup driven by 19-year-old Ryan Dougherty. A State Patrol report indicates the vehicle was exiting a driveway at a high speed when it rolled.
Dougherty was listed in fair condition at a hospital in Mason City. Another pickup rollover crash on Saturday south of Riverside in Washington County claimed the life of 21-year-old Sara Sell of Glenwood. The pickup was being driven by 26-year-old Micah Harmsen of Keota. He was injured and flown by helicopter to University Hospitals in Iowa City.