Names released in Pott. Co. crash


July 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa State Patrol has released more information on three-vehicle crash that caused several people to be sent the hospital Monday morning, in Pottawattamie County. The Patrol told the Omaha World-Herald, that 18-year-old Alexandra Peterson of Neola, and 16-year-old Victor Pano-Guijardo of Omaha, were critically injured and flown by  Lifenet Helicopter to Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha. Among those transported by ambulance to hospitals in Council Bluffs, was 38-year-old Cornelio Santos-Bautista, 29-year-old Genaro Ortega and 42-year-old Mario Cardonia-Donis, all of Omaha. Officials say 25-year-old Malory White, of Treynor, was also injured in the crash. She was taken to the hospital by a private vehicle.

Authorities say five vehicles traveling east on Highway 6, just  east of Council Bluffs, were at a standstill when the lead vehicle attempted to make a left turn onto northbound Hunt Avenue, at around 7:25-a.m. Peterson, who was driving a Honda Accord, failed to stop and veered left, but clipped the rear end of a Mazda, driven by White. The Accord then came to rest in in the westbound lane of Highway 6, where it was hit broadside on the driver’s side door by a Honda Odessy van, driven by Santos-Batista.