Near Sloan, IA (ABC9 News) – Officials have released the names of the victims involved in the fatal car accident on Highway 141 Saturday evening.
46-year-old Kibrom Gebremicael, 34-year-old Yohanes Tesfamariam, and 60-year-old Bahta Gebremedhen, of Sioux City died as a result of the crash.
80-year-old Donna Timm of Ute, Iowa, and 70-year-old Myrna Malone of Des Moines, Iowa also lost their lives.
Officials say Shishay Gidey of Sioux City was driving westbound on Iowa 141 when he went onto the shoulder of the road, over corrected and lost control. As a result, the vehicle slid into the eastbound lane and was struck broadside by the car driven by 70-year-old Larry Malone of Des Moines.
Officials on scene told ABC9 news that 3 were taken to the hospital including the two drivers and passenger Jessica Malone, 37, of West Des Moines. They were all taken to Mercy Medical Center, and Gidey was later transferred to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Creighton. No word yet on the conditions of the 3 patients.
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What started off as two cars going in the opposite direction, lead to the death of 5 people. As a white Chevy Trail Blazer with 4 people inside of it was heading westbound on Highway 141, it went off to the side of the road. The driver then tried to over correct it. “When he over corrected, he lost control, striking a eastbound Ford pick up truck head-on, on Highway 141,” said David Drew, Woodbury County Sheriff.
Each car had 4 people in it. As of now 5 of them are dead, and 3 are in critical condition. Sheriff Drew says the situation was so bad that Woodbury County officials needed help from others. “Three were transported to Mercy, one by Mercy Air and the other by ground ambulance. Emergency personnel have been here from Salix, Sergeant Bluff, Sloan, Hornick and Smithland,” said Sheriff Drew. As of now, the crash is still undergoing investigation.
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