Hwy 6 crash update – 1 person critically injured


July 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa State Patrol has released some additional details about the five people who were injured during a three-vehicle crash this (Monday) morning, in Pottawattamie County. Officials say four people in a 1997 Honda Odyssey van were injured, while the driver of a 2004 Honda Accord suffered life-threatening injuries. No names have been released at this time, however, until relatives can be notified.

The Patrol says the accident happened at the intersection of Highway 6 and Hunt Avenue (east of Council Bluffs), at around 7:25-a.m. Authorities report a 2012 Mazda 3 was slowing or stopped for turning traffic. The driver of the Accord failed to stop and rear-ended the Mazda before the Accord came to rest in in the westbound lane of Highway 6. The vehicle was then hit broadside by the van on the drivers’ side door. The driver of the Mazda was not injured.

An investigation into the crash continues.