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Several injured in two crashes at highway intersection

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 10:06 a.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 10:12 a.m. CST
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Pictured is an accident at the intersection of Highway 330 and Highway 65 in Mingo where the driver of a semi tractor trailer allegedly ran a stop sign and struck a vehicle Saturday afternoon. According to the Iowa State Patrol, there were two accidents at this intersection over the holiday weekend.

MINGO — Area law enforcement agencies were called to two different vehicle crashes Saturday at the intersection of Highway 330 and Highway 65 in Mingo. In the first accident, the driver of a semi-tractor trailer allegedly ran a stop sign and struck a vehicle, injuring its four passengers.

When Mingo, Colfax, Baxter and Bondurant fire departments responded at 12:22 p.m., the injured passengers had already been removed from the vehicle. One person was transported by air ambulance to a Des Moines area hospital, according to the Iowa State Patrol.

The driver of the semi- tractor trailer, Jared L. Robinson, 47, was traveling southbound on Highway 65 at mile marker 99 when he didn’t stop at the stop sign while crossing traffic at the intersection of Highway 330, according to the Iowa State Patrol. Robinson, a carrier for BMT Trucking LLC, collided with a silver 2016 Nissan Rogue that was in the southbound lane of Highway 330, struck its passenger side door and proceeded to push the vehicle into northbound lane.

The semi turned sideways and rolled onto its driver’s side with the cab of the truck landing on top of the Nissan. The driver of the Nissan, Matthew J. Crandon, 38, of Le Grand and a 4-year-old child who was in the back seat were transported to Methodist Medical Center by ambulance.

The front seat passenger Elizabeth T. Crandon, 35, of Le Grand, was taken to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Robinson was transported to Iowa Methodist Medical Center by ambulance.

Around 7 p.m., area fire departments were again dispatched to the same intersection for a two-vehicle crash. One person was transported to a Des Moines area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Keegan C. Porter, 27, of Colfax, was traveling southbound in a 2016 Toyota Camry on Highway 65 to southbound Highway 117 when he left the stop sign and crossed over northeast bound lanes and collided with a 2013 Honda Civic.

Porter’s vehicle was disabled in the roadway and pushed out of the intersection, and the Honda Civic came to a rest on the shoulder north of the intersection. Porter was transported to Mercy Medical Center by ambulance and the passengers, an 8-year-old girl and a 2-year-old girl had non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the Honda Civic, Rachel H. Whaley, 20, of Marshalltown, had non-life threatening injuries.

“We are reminding all motorists who drive through that intersection to use extreme caution when crossing traffic,” the Mingo Fire Department stated.

The Iowa State Patrol, Iowa DOT and the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.

Contact Kayla Singletary at 641-792-3121 ext. 6533 or ksingletary@newtondailynews.com

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