One person was killed, two hurt, in a single-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon in southwest Iowa. According to the Iowa State Patrol, the crash victims were in a 1995 Mercury Sable that was northbound on County Road P-33, about one-half mile north of the Adair/Union County line, when the car went out of control as it was passing a semi at around 12:15 p.m.

The car entered a ditch and came to rest in a stream. The driver of the car, 20-year-old Mark Stout, of Greenfield, and a passenger, 49-year-old Susan Lavonne Rinkert of Creston, were injured and transported to the Greater Regional Hospital in Creston, before being flown by helicopter to Mercy Hospital in Des Moines.

A second passenger in the vehicle, 53-year-old James Edward Rinkert, of Macksburg, was also transported to the hospital in Creston, where he died from his injuries. The Patrol says Stout wore his seat belt, but neither of the Rinkert’s wore theirs. The accident remains under investigation.

By Ric Hanson, KJAN, Atlantic