One person died and another was injured today in an accident early today in Polk County near Runnells. The Polk County Sheriff’s department says 21-year-old James Calhoun of Pleasantville crossed the centerline and his Lexus struck a Chevy Blazer head on. Calhoun was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the blazer, Kimberly Cooper of Runnells, had to be extricated from the vehicle, and was taken to a Des Moines hospital. Her condition is not known. The sheriff’s office says the initial investigation showed a debris trail that indicated the two vehicles were at the least traveling the speed limit.
They are still trying to figure out what caused Calhoun’s vehicle to cross the center line.