Altoona man injured during rollover crash in Guthrie County


December 23rd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

A man from Central Iowa was injured during a single-vehicle rollover accident Thursday morning, in Guthrie County. According to the Iowa State Patrol, 36-year old Joseph George, of Altoona, was transported to the Dallas County Hospital by Panora Rescue, following the crash which occurred just after 8-a.m., on a wet or frost covered Highway 141 about two-miles west of Jamaica.

The Patrol says George was traveling east on Highway 141 in a 2004 Ford Expedition, when he lost control of the SUV on the slick roadway. Witnesses said George passed them about 5-miles prior to the crash, and was traveling too fast for conditions. The vehicle crossed the center line of the road and rolled onto its top. It was considered a total loss.

Joseph George was cited for Driving While License suspended/denied/cancelled or revoked, Driving While Barred/Habitual Offender, and Failure to Maintain Control.