One Person Killed, Seven Injured Following Two Crashes on I-380 Near Gilbertville

Northbound traffic on Interstate 380 was stopped Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, during a multiple-vehicle crash. (JEFF REINITZ / Courier Staff Writer) **EDITOR'S NOTE: This image has been digitally edited


By Aaron Hepker

GILBERTVILLE, Iowa - One person was killed and seven were injured following two separate crashes on Interstate 380 in Black Hawk County on Friday afternoon.

The first crash happened in the northbound lanes of I-380 near Poynter Road at about 12:45 p.m. According to the Iowa State Patrol, a semi was traveling northbound and slowed down while approaching a construction zone. An ambulance traveling behind the semi failed to slow down and rear-ended the semi. A motorcycle was traveling behind the ambulance, and the driver lost control trying to avoid the crash. Both the motorcycle driver and the passenger were thrown from the vehicle.

Six people were taken to area hospitals: George Doughty, 22, of Atalissa; Stephen Yuhase, 67, of Chesterfield, Michigan; Jason Allan, 42, of Tiffin; Daisy Nielson, 82, of Waterloo; Jodie Gartner, 21, of Iowa City and Victoria Miller, 70, of New Baltimore, Michigan.

The extent of their injuries is not being released at this time.

The second crash happened at about 2:15 p.m. as traffic was stopped for the first crash.

Roy Robinson, 44, of Chicago, was driving a motorcycle when it struck the rear of a parked Black Hawk County Sheriff's deputy’s vehicle. The vehicle was stopped while the deputy was directing traffic for the first accident.

Robinson's passenger, Shannon Managan, 44, of Harvey, Illinois, died of injuries she received in the crash.

Robinson was taken to an area hospital, the extent of his injuries is unknown.

The investigation into both crashes continues.
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