Keokuk accident sends six to hospital

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Tuesday, May 30th at 12:15 pm, officers with the Keokuk Police Department were dispatched to highway 61 bypass and Carbide Lane for a two-vehicle accident.

Through the investigation, it was found that a 16 year old male Hamilton, Illinois resident, was the driver of a 2004 Pontiac 4 door sedan with three passengers moving South on Carbide Lane. The driver of this vehicle failed to yield at the intersection of Carbide Lane and highway 61 bypass striking a West bound 1994 Chevy pickup truck, which was pulling a trailer loaded with a vehicle.

The driver of the Chevy truck, Dyas Roberts, age 63 of LaGrange Missouri also had two passengers, the accident remains under investigation. Six of the seven involved reported injuries, one victim was taken by helicopter from the scene to Blessing Hospital Quincy, Illinois, and the other five were transported to the Keokuk Area Hospital.

The Keokuk Police Department was assisted by the Keokuk Fire Department, Lee County Sheriff’s Department, Lee County Ambulance Service, Keokuk Volunteer Emergency Corp and Air Evac.

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