2 SW IA residents injured in crash on I-80 in Adair County, Saturday


December 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

An accident early Saturday afternoon in Adair County resulted in two people being sent to the hospital. According to the Iowa State Patrol, a 2005 Chrysler Town and Country van driven by 41-year old Nicole Rainey, of Grant, was traveling in the eastbound lane of Interstate 80 three-miles east of Stuart, when the vehicle hit a patch of ice. The van slid into the median and hit a 1998 Chrysler Sebring that was parked in the median facing westbound, due to an earlier, weather-related incident. The van came to rest on its wheels facing westbound in the median.

Rainey, and a passenger in the van, 14-year old Mykenzie Rainey, also from Grant, were injured, and transported by Stuart Rescue to Mercy Hospital West Hospital in Des Moines. The Sebring was unoccupied at the time of the crash, which occurred at around 12:10-p.m.