An early-morning crash on Sunday claimed the lives of two Farmington men.
According to the Iowa State Patrol, 63-year-old Laverne Faulkner and 39-year-old Michael Faulkner were traveling east on Highway 2 in Lee County, heading towards Donnellson at around 1:00 in the morning on Sunday. 28-year-old Robert Leroy of Kahoka, Missouri was driving west on Highway 2 in a pickup truck when he missed a curve, over-corrected, crossed the center line and collided head-on with the Faulkners’ SUV.
The Faulkners were taken to Keokuk Area Hospital, where they passed away. Leroy was taken to the University of Iowa hospital with serious injuries. The state patrol says the crash is still being investigated, but none of the three men were wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
The accident was part of an especially deadly day on the roads in southeast Iowa. A Bloomfield woman died in a rollover crash Sunday morning on Highway 2 in Van Buren County, and a Hedrick woman died in a rollover accident Sunday afternoon.