Two Teens Die in Lucas County Crash


A two-car accident in Chariton killed two teenagers and injured three other individuals late Sunday afternoon.

According to the Iowa State Patrol, a Ford pickup truck driven by 55-year-old Shawn Blanchard of Des Moines was traveling westbound on Highway 34 and was approaching South First Street.

A Jeep Wrangler driven by 18-year-old Blake Skinner of Corydon was traveling in the opposite direction and attempted to turn north onto South First Street. The Iowa State Patrol says the Jeep turned into the path of the Ford and was broadsided.

The Jeep rolled over after getting struck and Skinner and two minors, ages 15 and 16, were ejected from the vehicle. The two minors were pronounced dead at the scene. Skinner sustained life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to Des Moines where his status is unknown.

Shawn Blanchard was injured and transported to Chariton Hospital. 55-year-old Angel Blanchard, a passenger in the truck, was transported via helicopter to Des Moines.

The accident remains under investigation.

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2 months ago

yea i live near where that happened

2 months ago

its sad