The Iowa State Patrol says an Algona couple was killed in a three-vehicle accident on Thursday afternoon near Bancroft in Kossuth County. Reportedly, a 2014 Chrysler Grand Caravan driven by 88-year-old Edward Foertsch of Algona was heading south on County Road P-44. As it approached the intersection of County Road A-42, the Foertsch vehicle failed to yield at the posted stop sign when it was struck by an eastbound 2006 International semi tractor trailer operated by 42-year-old Brooke Strom of Wells, Minnesota.
The impact spun the Foertsch vehicle into the westbound lane of County Road A-42 where it was struck by a westbound 2000 Kenworth semi tractor trailer operated by 60-year-old Terry Alt of Algona. Edward Foertsch and his passenger, 84-year-old Agnes Foertsch of Algona were both pronounced dead at the accident scene.
The other two drivers were uninjured. The accident remains under investigation.
(Reporting by Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City)