Boone boy dies in Central IA accident Saturday, 4 others injured


May 12th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa State Patrol says a child died and four other people, all of whom are from Boone, were injured during a single vehicle accident Saturday afternoon in Central Iowa’s Boone County. 7-year old Jarret Stoneburner died at the scene of the crash at around 12:20-p.m. on L Avenue, southwest of Boone. The boy was a passenger in a 1997 Chevy Malibu that was traveling south on L Avenue when it went out of control, into a ditch and struck a cement culvert.

The driver of the car, 32-year old Kristin Stoneburner, and three other passengers: 12-year old Hailey Marie Stoneburner; 41-year old James Warren Matthews, and Makenya Larson (no age given), were injured in the crash. All four were flown by helicopter from the scene of the crash to area hospitals. The accident remains under investigation. Jarret Stoneburner was wearing a seat belt, but the Patrol’s report did not indicate if the other victims had worn theirs.