Icy road conditions are being cited as a cause of 2 recent Buchanan County accidents.


Just before 5pm Tuesday, Jan. 19, officers were sent to a traffic accident in the 2400 block of Jamestown Avenue (Highway 150), south of Independence. A pickup driven by Victoria Serrano of Oelwein went out of control on the ice-covered road. Her pickup entered a ditch and rolled over, stopping upside down. No one was injured.

Photo from Buchanan County Sheriff

The second accident happened about 1 hour later, in the 1400 block of 220th Street, east of Jesup. A westbound car driven by Jeryn Loyd of Jesup, went out of control and crossed the center line. It crashed into an eastbound van driven by Kenedy Armell of Vinton. Armell and 2 passengers were take to the Independence hospital. Loyd was taken by private vehicle to a Waterloo hospital.

Both accidents were investigated by the Buchanan County Sheriff's Office.

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