Two Dead, One Seriously Injured in Wayne County Head-On Collision


A head-on collision in Wayne County claimed the life of a pair of southern Iowa individuals and seriously injured another Tuesday morning.

According to the Iowa State Patrol, a Ford F150 driven by 19-year-old Adrian Boggs of Humeston was traveling east on Highway 2 at approximately 7:32 AM.

The accident report states the pickup truck crossed the center line and struck a westward-bound Toyota Camry driven by 84-year-old Larry McDanel of Exline.

McDanel and 70-year-old Linda McDanel were pronounced dead at the scene. Boggs sustained injuries from the crash and was airlifted to a hospital in Des Moines. His current status is unknown.

The Iowa State Patrol says the accident remains under investigation.

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