WARREN COUNTY, IOWA – An Iowa mother has lost her 2-year-old son after an auto accident Tuesday afternoon south of Des Moines.
According to a report from the Iowa State Patrol, 2-year-old Jacob Matthew Saffell was killed after a van driven by his mother, 31-year-old Jennifer Luanne Saffell of Lacona, Iowa, crossed the center line as it was eastbound on Highway 65 and struck a westbound semi-truck. Jennifer Saffell was transported by helicopter to a nearby hospital with undisclosed injuries. Jacob was transported by ground ambulance to the state medical examiner’s office.
The accident remains under investigation.