BY CHUCK VANDENBERG
LEE COUNTY – A two-vehicle accident on Hwy 2 west of Fort Madison has claimed the lives of two motorists.
Emergency crews responded to the accident near Appleberry Orchard about three miles west of Fort Madison at about noon Saturday morning where a west bound vehicle and an eastbound vehicle collided head on.
LeeComm dispatched Lee County Sheriff’s Department and Lee County EMS ambulance services to the accident where both motorists were entrapped. Donnellson Fire & Rescue personnel were also immediately dispatched. Upon arrival, sheriff’s deputies found the vehicles smoke-filled and then reported the vehicles, a white SUV and a black passenger vehicle, were both engulfed in flames on the south side of the highway.
West Point Fire & Rescue personnel were also dispatched to the scene as were Iowa State Patrol, Iowa Department of Transportation. Pen City Current will update this story as more information becomes available.