Two SW Iowans among 7 injured in Boone County crash


July 13th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Two western Iowa women were among seven people injured during a two-vehicle crash today (Wednesday), in Boone County. The Iowa State Patrol says 20-year olds Sarah Conry, of Harlan, and Jacqueline Carlson, of Red Oak, were hurt when the car Conry was driving hit a vehicle that failed to yield from a stop sign and pulled into Conry’s path. The accident happened at around 1:20-p.m., just south of the Boone Municipal Airport.

Officials say the vehicles collided as Conrys 2003 Ford Taurus station wagon was traveling west on Highway 30, and a 1998 Toyota Avalon driven by 26-year old Ashley Sabatka, of Omaha, was traveling south on Snedden Drive.

Sabatka was flown by helicopter to Mercy Hospital in Des Moines following the crash. A passenger in her car, 5-year old Nathan Sabatka, of Omaha, was injured and transported by Boone County Ambulance to Children’s Hospital in Des Moines. Also injured in the crash, was 21-year old Monica Madsen, of Melbourne, 20-year old Rose Koester, of Gladbrook, and 26-year old Amanda Valentin, of Ames.

Madsen was transported by ambulance to Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, while Koester, Valentin and Conry were taken to the Boone County Hospital. Jacqueline Carlson was transported to Mary Greely Hospital in Ames.

All of the crash victims were wearing their seatbelts.