Two-Car Accident Injures Man, Child


A two-vehicle accident injured a Nebraska man and a Fairfield child at the intersection of Eddyville Road and Highway 63 Saturday afternoon.

The Iowa State Patrol says at 5:08 PM, a Chevy Sonic driven by 33-year-old Christopher Kelley of Kearney, Nebraska was traveling north on Eddyville Road and was approaching a stop sign on Highway 63.

According to the accident report, Kearney’s vehicle pulled in front of a Dodge Caravan that was headed eastbound on the highway and was broadsided. Kearney was transported to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics after sustaining injuries in the crash.

A 10-year-old child riding in the Dodge Caravan was injured and transported via private vehicle to Ottumwa Regional Health Center.

The accident remains under investigation. The accident report says both injured parties were wearing their seat belts.

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