On December 19th, 2023, at approximately 12:20 pm, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office received multiple reports of a single vehicle collision in the 3000 grid of Franklin Avenue. An investigation into the collision determined a 2015 Chevrolet Equinox, driven by Dawn Tomson, 54 of Salem, was traveling southbound on Franklin Avenue when the vehicle left the roadway. The vehicle crossed over northbound lane entering the east side ditch. The vehicle collided with the embankment of 300th street and rolled onto its side. The occupant had to be removed by non-mechanical means and was transported to an area hospital.
The damage to the vehicle was estimated to be $10,000, rendering it to be a total loss. The Henry County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Iowa State Patrol Commercial Motor Vehicle Unit, Salem Fire and Rescue, and the Henry County Health Center Ambulance.