Monday News, April 6
Plymouth County Auto Accident Results In Fatality (Updated)
(Le Mars) -- A nine year old boy is dead, and seven others are injured, as a result of a two vehicle accident that happened at the intersection of county roads C-16 and K-42 in rural Plymouth County Sunday evening at about 8:00 p.m. Authorities say Adan Perez-Antonio of Sioux City was pronounced dead at the scene. Another child victim was transported by a medical helicopter to Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City with life threatening injuries. The other six suffered various injuries and were transported to Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Preliminary information indicates a 2005 Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck being driven by 37 year old Shanna Boggs of Sioux City was traveling east on C-16 and a 2006 Ford Explorer that was traveling north on K-42 being driven by 20 year old Sergio Beltran of Le Mars collided at the intersection. The accident is still under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol and the Plymouth County Sheriff's office. Both vehicles were in the ditch upside down. The names of the injured, are being withheld until family members can be notified. The Le Mars Fire Department, Le Mars Ambulance, Ireton Ambulance, Iowa State Patrol, Plymouth County Medical Examiner, and Plymouth County Sheriff's Department assisted at the accident scene.
Sheldon Man Dies In Roll-over Accident On Highway 60
SHELDON, Iowa (AP) - Northwestern Iowa authorities say a 20-year-old Sheldon man died after he was ejected from his vehicle over the weekend.
The O'Brien County Sheriff's Office said Raymond Wood's vehicle likely rolled over multiple times on Highway 60 before coming to a rest on the road early Saturday morning.
A report by the sheriff says it appears alcohol was a factor in the wreck. Wood was taken by helicopter to a hospital, where he later died.
State Legislature Sees Mental Health Bill Get Through Second Funnel Deadline
(Le Mars) -- This past Friday served as a second deadline for the state legislature to get introduced bills through the funnel system which means in order for a bill to survive, it had to have already moved through the chamber of origin and to the other chamber. State representative, Chuck Soderberg of Le Mars says the House was working on legislation to keep state mental health institutions open for at least a few weeks longer during a transitional period.
Strong Winds Hamper Fire Fighting Efforts At Des Moines Apartment
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say heavy winds escalated an apartment complex fire in Des Moines that displaced residents.
The fire was reported Saturday around 7 p.m. at Eastridge Apartments in northeast Des Moines. There are no reports of injuries to residents.
Capt. Steve Brown of the Des Moines Fire Department says that strong winds helped advance the fire, which damaged all three floors of the apartment complex.
Officials say they are still determining the cause of the fire. The American Red Cross is helping displaced residents.
University Of Iowa Student Dies
CHICAGO (AP) - A University of Iowa student from suburban Chicago has died after being seriously injured earlier this year while studying abroad.
The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office said 20-year-old Andrew Mogni died Sunday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The university announced earlier this year he'd been hurt in a fall on January 14, shortly after arriving in Rome.
Medical Examiner's Office spokesman Frank Shuftan says a cause of death won't be released until Monday at the earliest.
Mogni was a third-year finance major from Glen Ellyn, Illinois, who was participating in a semester-long program at John Cabot University.
The university said initial police reports indicated the fall was an accident but authorities were investigating the possibility that Mogni was robbed.
The school said Mogni was treated in Rome until late March, when he was flown back to Illinois.