Three hurt in Linn Co. multi-vehicle crash


LINN COUNTY, Iowa - Three vehicles were involved in an accident in Linn County on Monday afternoon resulting in injuries to two people.

KCRG-TV9 reports at around 4:22 p.m. on Monday, authorities responded to a collision between a compact truck and a car, with both vehicles off of the roadway.

Officials said they believe a third vehicle caused the accident by driving westbound in the eastbound lane of traffic. To avoid the third vehicle, the compact truck heading eastbound swerved into the gravel shoulder, causing it to lose control and emerge back onto the road in the westbound lanes. It then collided with the other car that was heading westbound.

The driver of the third vehicle returned to the scene after law enforcement arrived. 74 year old Joseph Handley of Marion, was issued a citation for driving on the wrong side of a two-lane highway.

All persons involved were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident.