Five Injured in Single-Car Accident in Wapello County


A single-car accident injured five people early Saturday evening in Wapello County.

Shortly after 6:30 PM, emergency personnel were called to eastbound Highway 63, about half a mile before the 212th Avenue intersection. A red Volkswagen was off the road, in a ditch, and heavily damaged.

Deputy Don McMartin of the Wapello County Sheriff’s Office told Ottumwa Radio News that five young adults were transported to Ottumwa Regional Health Center and Mahaska Health with unknown injuries. Their respective conditions and identities are unknown.

The cause of the wreck is currently unknown. The accident remains under investigation.

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