Two people injured in Harrison Co. crash


April 22nd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa State Patrol reports two-people were injured following a single-vehicle accident early Thursday morning, in Harrison County. 49-year old Phillip G. Berten, of Omaha, and a passenger in his car, 21-year old Dakota J. Beadle, suffered “possible” injuries, and were taken to a hospital in Missouri Valley by Mondamin Rescue, after the car they were in went out of control and hit a bridge guard rail, several times.

Officials say Berten’s 2006 Hyundai Sonata was traveling south on Interstate 29 about two-miles north of Modale, when the accident occurred at around 4:30-a.m., Thursday. Berten was cited for Failure to Maintain Control. The patrol said driver fatigue may have played a role in the crash.

Berten’s car sustained $8,000 damage during the accident.