Driver Hospitalized After Halloween Accident


The late-afternoon crash Thursday on Business 63 in Ottumwa sent one of the drivers to the hospital.

The accident happened shortly after 4:00, when a collision happened between a white pickup truck and an orange car at the turnoff to the north HyVee store. The force of the collision caused the pickup to come to rest near the pumps at HyVee Gas, and both vehicles suffered significant damage.

The driver of the car was taken to the hospital. The extent of her injuries isn’t known. The driver of the pickup had minor injuries and was treated at the scene. Traffic on northbound 63 was slowed for more than half an hour, until the scene was cleaned up.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.


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