Weekend car accidents kill 4 in Iowa

Three fatal car accidents left four people dead over the weekend in Iowa. Fatalities resulting from these traffic accidents are currently higher in 2012 than they were at this time last year.

The first accident involved a 77-year-old woman, and her 80-year-old husband, both from Boone. They were headed to a picnic location, with their 15-year-old grandson as their driver. A limo collided with their vehicle, causing the elderly couple to sustain fatal injuries. Two people in the limo were taken to the hospital as well, and one is listed in critical condition.

In Fort Dodge, a teenage girl was killed after she lost control of her vehicle, and was ejected. Another single-vehicle accident claimed the life of a 41-year-old man in Waterloo. He was unable to maintain control of his vehicle on a county road close to Interstate 80.

During this difficult time, our thoughts are with the victims’ families and friends.

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