Update on Council Bluffs Crash


July 18th, 2011 by admin

Pottawattamie County authorities are still investigating a fatal collision on old Lincoln Highway north of Council Bluffs.

The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office identified the victims as 19-year-old Elizabeth Chadwick, of rural Crescent, and 18-year-old Jessica Weinfurtner, who lived in Council Bluffs.

Chadwick was driving when her car veered off the roadway around 11:15 p.m. Saturday. The sheriff’s office she overcorrected and veered into oncoming traffic, striking an airport shuttle vehicle. Chadwick and Weinfurtner were pronounced dead at the scene.

Six passengers in the van were taken to hospitals for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The van driver didn’t want medical treatment.

Council Bluffs Community School District spokeswoman Diane

Ostrowski says Chadwick went to Thomas Jefferson High School and Weinfurtner attended Abraham Lincoln High School.