BOONE, Iowa—The Iowa State Patrol has released information on the two-vehicle accident Monday that claimed the lives of two people from Webster City, Iowa. The report from Chris Starrett of the Iowa State Patrol noted that a car, operated by 76-year old Marie Hooker of Webster City was traveling south on “T” Avenue and had stopped at the stop sign at US Highway 30 before crossing the westbound lanes of Highway 30. Her car was struck broadside by a vehicle driven by 64-year old Jane Ham of Boone, Iowa.
Hooker and 80-year old Ronald Hooker of Webster City died as a result of injuries in the accident. 79-year old Donna Porter of Duncombe, Iowa, also a passenger in Hooker’s vehicle was flown from the scene to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. An update on her condition was unavailable.
Ham and her passenger, 80-year old Lyle Mattson of Boone were transported to Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames by the Boone County Ambulance. There injuries were considered no life threatening.
The accident occurred about 9:40 AM Monday. Traffic had to be rerouted around the area while emergency crews were on the scene. The report indicates that seatbelts were being used by all those involved in the accident.