One person was killed and another injured during a crash in western Iowa’s Monona County Monday night. Twenty-nine-year old Robert Paris Palmer of Mapleton died, when the 1969 Oldsmobile 88 he was a passenger in was struck by a truck in Mapleton.
The driver of the car — 27-year old Lenley Ray Schofield, Junior, of Sioux City — was injured and transported to the hospital in Onawa. Neither man was wearing a seat belt. The driver of the 2006 Chevy truck — 24-year old Joseph Lee Daggett of George — was not injured.
The Iowa State Patrol says the accident happened at around 9:40 p.m., after the car left a gas station in Mapleton, heading south on Highway 141. Officials say Schofield did not appear to have control of the car, which swerved as it continued south on 141. The vehicle crossed the center line of the road and was hit on the passenger side doors by the northbound truck.
The force of the impact pushed the car onto the curb at the northeast corner of the intersection of Sioux Street and Highway 141.
By Ric Hanson, KJAN, Atlantic