The Polk County Sheriff’s Department reports that one person died and eight people were injured in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 141 just north of Grimes at approximately 5:27 this morning. The department says 73-year-old James Magee of Dunkerton was driving one of the vehicles and died in the accident.

His wife and only passenger, Kathryn Magee, was treated at a hospital and released this morning. Des Moines resident 24-year old Eh Say, the driver of the other car, along with all of his passengers, Khonsu Doe Hla, Pe Depap, Mo Lah, Zaw Anug, and Kyaw A Tun sustained injuries which did not appear to be life-threatening.

Current information regarding their conditions is unknown. The sheriff’s deparment says deputies will interview witnesses and reconstruct the events that led up to the crash.