Update: 3 injured in Adair County crash on I-80 near Adair


August 12th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa State Patrol reports two females from Nebraska and a woman from Central Iowa were injured in a crash Sunday afternoon on Interstate 80 near Adair. Authorities say a semi tractor-trailer fire at the 76 mile marker westbound caused traffic to back up on I-80 at around 1:25-p.m. A 2018 BMW X5 driven by 57-year old Judith Kisicki, of Clive, failed to stop in a safe distance and struck the rear of a 2013 Ford Fusion. The Ford was driven by 46-year old Audra Anneberg, of Omaha.

The impact caused the Fusion to be pushed into the cable guard rail. The BMW continued forward, before striking a 2014 Honda Accord, being driven by 27-year old Andrew Novak, of Omaha. The Honda then struck another 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe driven by Jacqueline Thomas, of Fremont, NE.

The Honda and BMW collided and came to rest in the north ditch. The Hyundai came to rest in the left lane of I-80. Another vehicle involved in the multi-car pileup was a 2006 Chrysler Town and County van driven by Thad Lambrecht.

Kisicki was transported by Mercy Air Lifeflight to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Audra Anneberg and her passenger, 13-year old Andrea Anneberg, of Omaha, were transported by Adair Fire and Rescue and Adair EMS, to Methodist Medical Center. All of the crash victims were wearing their seat belts.