Multiple Injuries Reported In Two-Vehicle Collision

Sat 9-5-2020

(Pocahontas)-- Multiple injuries were reported in a collision Friday in Pocahontas county.

The Iowa State Patrol says a 2013 Dodge Dart driven by 17-year-old Adrian Kannard of Rockwell City and a 2015 Ford F250 pickup driven by 65-year-old Thomas Hemmingsen of Newell collided at the intersection of Highways 3 and 15.

Both drivers and multiple passengers were injured. Kannard was taken to Spencer Hospital. Passengers in his vehicle, 15-year-old Brittany Niehaus and 16-year-old Ethan Hinners, both of Fonda, were life-flighted to Blank Children's Hospital in Des Moines.

Hemmingsen was transported to the Humboldt hospital. Two passengers in his vehicle were injured. 64-year-old Michael McNance of Lakeview was taken to the Humboldt hospital and 65-year-old Patricia Bartholamew of Boone, was life-flighted to Iowa Methodist Hospital.

Multiple agencies responded to the scene of the collision, which took place shortly after 6:00 pm.