A nine-year-old girl was among five people killed in three separate vehicle crashes in North Iowa in recent days.
The Iowa State Patrol says a two-vehicle wreck about 2:30 p.m. Friday on Highway 150 just south of West Union claimed the lives of 65-year-old Terri Westfall and 18-year-old Ashleigh Rensing, both of North Liberty, and 9-year-old Alli Olson of Amana. Westfall was driving north, crossed the centerline, and collided head-on with a southbound semi driven by 37-year-old Lamothe Guito of Orlando, Florida. Another passenger in the Westfall vehicle, 18-year-old Seth Olson of Amana was injured in the accident. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and the West Union Fire Department assisted at the scene.
The Iowa State Patrol says 71-year-old Evelyn Rogers of Denver was killed when the car she was driving was broadsided by a van driven by 48-year-old Brian Moulds of Dunkerton about six miles south of Denver shortly before 5 p.m. Friday. Rogers had stopped at the intersection of Black Hawk County roads V-25 and C-57 then pulled out into the path of the van. Rogers was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. The Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office and Denver Fire and EMS also assisted at the scene.
The Iowa State Patrol says one person died in a two-vehicle wreck shortly before 10 p.m.Thursday about three miles south of Waverly on Highway 218. Killed was 27-year-old Azra Ponjevic of Waterloo who was a passenger in a Chevy Trailblazer driven southbound by 36-year-old Willie Walker of Waterloo, when it crossed the grass median and struck a northbound pickup driven by 59-year-old Terry Dawes of Waterloo. Both drivers plus two other passengers in the Walker vehicle were also injured and transported by ambulance for treatment at local hospitals. The Bremer County Sheriff’s Office, Janesville Fire and First Responders, and the Denver and Waverly ambulances also responded to the scene.