Two people were killed, six injured, in two separate crashes Wednesday in western Iowa. The Iowa State Patrol says a Glenwood man died and three other people were injured during a single-vehicle rollover accident just before noon Wednesday in northwestern Mills County.
Officials say 21-year-old Timothy Scott Mahan, of Council Bluffs, was traveling west on a gravel road at an excessive rate of speed when the SUV he was driving topped at hill, went out of control and rolled several times into a ditch, ejecting the driver and three passengers, none of whom were wearing seatbelts.
Nineteen-year-old Chance Erik Gunderson, of Glenwood, died in the crash. Mahan, a 23-year-old female from Council Bluffs and a 19-year old man from Glenwood were injured. The second accident happened at around 11:30 P.M. when an SUV and a pickup collided on Highway 71 in Audubon County.
The Patrol says 17-year-old Kristopher George Crawley of Hamlin died from his injuries. Officials say he was wearing a seat belt. Both drivers and a passenger in the pickup were injured and transported to area hospitals. The accident remains under investigation.
By Ric Hanson, KJAN, Atlantic