3 Missouri residents injured in western IA rollover accident


July 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Three people, including an infant, were injured during a single-vehicle, rollover accident this (Friday) morning, in western Iowa’s Monona County. The Iowa State Patrol reports the accident happened as a 2000 GMC Jimmy was traveling north on Interstate 29 near Whiting, at around 7:15-a.m. Officials say for reasons unknown, the SUVwent off the shoulder and overcorrected, causing it to roll through the median, before coming to rest on its wheels in the southbound lanes.

The driver of the SUV, Tiffany Lucas, of Jefferson City, MO, and a front seat passenger, Derek Vining, also of Jefferson City, were ejected during the crash. Lucas was transported by Mercy Air Care helicopter to Mercy Hospital in Sioux City. Vining, and an infant in the vehicle, were transported by Burgess Ambulance, to the same hospital.

The accident remains under investigation.