Head-on crash in Nodaway County injures 3, including 11-year-old boy

Head-on Crash

Three people were injured Sunday morning in a head-on collision when two pickup trucks collided at Parnell in eastern Nodaway County.

Fifty-seven-year-old Ronald Petersen of Grant City was taken by ambulance to Mosaic Life Care in Maryville with serious injuries. The other driver, 58-year old David Auffert of Parnell, was taken by private vehicle to the hospital in Maryville with moderate injuries.

An eleven-year-old boy from Maryville also was taken by private vehicle to the hospital in Maryville with minor injuries. He was a passenger in the pickup driven by Auffert.

The crash happened on Highway 46 at Armstrong Street at Parnell as the pickup driven by Auffert was northbound on Highway 46 while the truck operated by Peterson was southbound. The head-on collision occurred as Auffert attempted to make a left turn onto Armstrong Street.

The pickups came to rest in the middle of Highway 46, blocking both lanes of traffic.

Both vehicles were demolished with the patrol reporting Peterson and the 11-year old boy were wearing seat belts but Auffert was not.