Fatal Accident Kills 3

Written by on December 13, 2012 in News

Three men are dead after a high speed, single car accident occurred at Old Hwy 34 and Hemlock late Wednesday evening. The Iowa State Patrol reports that at 10:20 PM a 2011 Chevy Camaro driven by 23 year old Martin L. Durflinger of Ottumwa failed to negotiate a turn, struck and light post and then rolled numerous times before coming to rest in the south ditch. The two passengers in the car were 23 year old Robbie D. Abel of Hedrick and 21 year old Harry R. Blodgett of Brighton; neither were wearing their seat belts and were both fatally ejected. The driver, Durflinger was wearing his seat belt but had to be extracted from the vehicle with the Jaws of Life. The accident remains under investigation.

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