November 6, 2008

Foggy Conditions Blamed For Fatal Crash Involving Father and Son

A father and son from Iowa were killed in a three-car accident at the “Arbela Four Corners” on Saturday morning.

Foggy conditions are being blamed for the accident that occurred at 8:10 a.m. on November 1st.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Norman H. Zimmerman, 19, of Arbela was northbound on Route A in a 2005 Chevrolet when he failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of US 136. The vehicle entered the intersection where it was struck in the passenger side by a westbound 2005 Honda driven by Marvin O. Boyer, 77, of Carthage, IL.

A 2000 Chevrolet S-10 driven by Richard D. Kriess, 44, of Keosauqua, IA, was southbound on Route H and had stopped at the stop sign at the US 136 intersection.

The impact of the initial collision forced the Zimmerman vehicle into the Kreiss vehicle.

Richard Kreiss, and a passenger in the vehicle, his father, Arlo R. Kreiss, 67, of Keosauqua, were killed in the accident. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene by Scotland County coroner Ginny Monroe at 8:50 a.m.

Boyer suffered serious injuries in the crash, he was extricated from his vehicle via the jaws of life by the Gorin Fire Department and was transported by Scotland County Ambulance service to Scotland County Memorial Hospital.

Zimmerman suffered moderate injuries. He was taken by ambulance to SCMH.

According to the highway patrol, Zimmerman was issued a citation and other charges are pending.

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