HAMPTON, IOWA – Three people were hurt in a head-on crash near Hampton Wednesday evening.
The accident took place Wednesday evening around 7:13 PM at the intersection of Highway 3 and Timber Avenue in Franklin county, just south of Hansell. According to the Iowa State Patrol, 22-year-old Abby Christin Urness of Clarion was driving westbound on Highway 3 in a 2002 Buick Century passenger car when she crossed the center line of the highway. The action caused a head-on collision with an eastbound black 1998 Chevy C1500 pickup driven by 55-year-old Mark William Nicholson of rural Hampton. Urness’s Buick came to rest in the middle of the road after the collision, blocking traffic.
As a result of the crash Urness and her passenger, an un-named child were injured, as was Nicholson. All were taken by ambulance to Franklin General Hospital. The condition of the injured persons was not released.