CHARLES CITY – At approximately 1:30 a.m. Thursday morning, a crash west of Charles City took two lives.
According the Iowa State Patrol, a Toyota Camry driven by Erin Lorraine Heffron, age 35, from Rudd, was southbound in the northbound lanes, while a Kenworth semi-truck was northbound, driven by 71 year-old Malcom Davis of Wisconsin.
The two vehicles collided head on causing Davis’ vehicle to roll and burst into flames.
Heffron was taken to Mercy Hospital in Mason City by AMR Charles City. The accident report states no seatbelt was in use at the time of the accident.
Malcolm Davis, from Wautoma, Wisconsin, was taken to Mercy Hospital in Mason City by AMR Charles City. He was driving a 2000 Kenworth Tractor Trailer for Weiland Trucking Company, Inc. out of Wautoma, Wisconsin. He was wearing a seatbelt.
The report stated that the location was 19 FT North of mile marker 216 and that both persons were fatalities.
The vehicles were towed by Marzens Towing of Charles City.
The investigation is on-going at this time Thursday afternoon.
Assisting at the scene was Floyd County Sheriff’s office, Charles City and Floyd Fire Departments and Charles City AMR Ambulance and Floyd County EMA.
Before arriving at the scene of the accident, two clerks working at the DP Gas Station, a couple miles up the road at Floyd, said, “There were two fatalities, the girl and the semi driver. The semi burst into flames and burned up. That’s what everybody has been saying.”
At the scene, there was a Bobcat and a dump truck full of pieces from the accident. The remains of the tractor trailer were being bulldozed down by the Bobcat. Debris was scattered across the Avenue of the Saints and into the ditch. There would have been no way of moving it in one piece, the way it looked, it had fallen apart.
The Avenue was blocked at scene of the accident while the State Patrol and clean-up crew were working on getting it cleaned up.