Man dies in Riverside accidentSecond accident injures four people Friday morning
There were two separate vehicle accidents in Washington County within the last 24 hours that have caused serious injury and a death.
The first accident was reported in Riverside Thursday afternoon.
It was reported to the Washington County Communications Center at 4:05 p.m. According to the preliminary accident report from the Iowa State Patrol, a 2011 Toyota Corolla, driven by James H. Horsey of Farmington, 84, was westbound on Highway 22. The second vehicle, an excavator, driven by Robert J. Zimmerman, 84, of Iowa City, was southbound on Vine Avenue. According to the Iowa State Patrol accident report Zimmerman failed to yield at the intersection.
Horsey’s vehicle struck the left side of the excavator and rolled and came to rest on its top on Highway 22. Zimmerman pulled his vehicle off onto the shoulder of Vine Avenue and Highway 22.
The accident report from the Iowa State Patrol said Horsey wasn’t wearing his seat belt. Horsey was listed as the fatality in the accident.
It remains under investigation. The Iowa State Patrol, Riverside First Responders, Riverside EMS, Washington County Sheriffs Department, and the Washington County EMS all assisted at the scene.
The second vehicle accident happened in Ainsworth early Friday morning.
According to the Washington Communications Center call log, a caller reported hearing a large crash noise outside of his house at 1:17 a.m. The caller reported he believed a vehicle had rolled in the field.
The Iowa State Patrol’s preliminary accident reported the vehicle, a four-door 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora, was eastbound on G36 a half mile west of Louisa/Washington County line, lost control, and entered the south side of the ditch of G36 and ended up on
Three people were injured.
Nazario Castillo, 22, of Columbus City, was wearing his seat belt but was injured. Castillo was taken to the University of Iowa Hospitals by Washington County Ambulance, the accident report said.
Ivan Solis, 23, of Columbus City, was not wearing his seat belt. Due to his injuries AirCare transferred him to the University of Iowa Hospitals, the accident report said.
Alberto Zapata, 22, of Columbus City, was wearing a seat belt. He was transferred to the University of Iowa Hospitals by Washington County Ambulance, the accident report said.
According to the accident report it remains under investigation and there are charges pending. The Iowa State Patrol, the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Ainsworth QRS, Washington County Ambulance, and AirCare all responded to the accident.