Three Unionville teenage boys were injured, two of them seriously, when their pickup traveled off a Putnam County road last evening and overturned.
The accident was nearly five miles north of Unionville at 6:05 pm.
The highway patrol said the driver, 16 year old Jaden Hinkle and passenger, 15 year old Derek Luscan received serious injuries and were flown by medical helicopter to Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. Another passenger, 15 year old Ryan Valentine, received minor injuries and was taken by private auto to Putnam County Memorial Hospital in Unionville.
The pickup was southbound when the driver apparently lost control. When it left 110th Street, the truck hit an embankment and overturned, ejecting a passenger, Derek Luscan. The report said none of the boys was using a seat belt. The vehicle received extensive damage.
One person was injured when two oncoming pickups collided yesterday afternoon in northern Mercer county. The accident was on Route P, five miles southeast of Pleasanton, Iowa. The highway patrol said 67 year old Garon Hagan of Cainsville was northbound while 59 year old Jerry Hagan of Cainsville was southbound.
The collision occurred when Garon Hagans' truck crossed the centerline as it went over a hilltop. Jerry Hagan swerved to try and avoid a collision but the two vehicles sideswiped in the southbound lane. The patrol said Jerry Hagan received a minor injury but did not seek immediate medical treatment.