Elderly Kansas City Couple injured in Fremont County Accident


March 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

(updated 3/15/12 – ISP corrected the couples’ ages)

The Iowa State Patrol says an elderly couple from Kansas City, KS were injured during a single vehicle accident Tuesday evening, in Fremont County. The driver of the car, 88-year old Charles Best, and his passenger, 99-year old Marie Best, were transported to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, where they were listed in “Fair” condition. 

The Patrol says the Bests’ 2004 Toyota Highlander was traveling north on Interstate 29 at around 6:45-p.m.,  when for reasons unknown, the SUV left the road, traveled into a ditch, a field and a creek before coming to rest in a field. Neither of the Bests’ were wearing their seat belts. The accident remains under investigation.