Tuesday accident near Denmark leaves one seriously injured


DENMARK – A late two-vehicle Tuesday accident resulted in one person being airlifted to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics with serious injuries.

At 10:16 p.m Tuesday Lee County Sheriff’s officers and emergency crews were dispatched to the intersection of 280th Avenue and State Route 16 just west of Denmark.

According to Lee Couny Sheriff’s reports, Scott Benjamin Blanchard, 36, of West Point was transported by AirEvac to Iowa City with serious injuries after his vehicle was struck by a car driven by Kammy Jo Booten, 16, of West Point.

According the report, Blanchard was traveling eastbound on Hwy. 16 and Booten was traveling southbound on 280th Avenue. Deputies indicated that Booten stopped at intersection stop sign but failed to yield to cross traffic. Booten advised officers she looked but didn’t see any cross traffic. Blanchard’s white 2011 Chevy Silverado struck the front end of Booten’s 2003 Volkswagon Passat causing her vehicle to come to rest facing westbound on Hwy 16.

Blanchard’s truck entered the south ditch where it rolled coming to rest on the passenger side of the vehicle. Three other passengers in the vehicle – Cale, 9, Colt, 7, and Cash Blanchard, 6, were taken to Fort Madison Community Hospital where they were treated and released. Cale was ejected from the vehicle in the roll-over.

Booten was cited for failure to yield upon entering through highway.

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