August 21, 2023 at 7:18 pm
On August 21, 2023, at 1551 hours, Marshall County Communications Center received a report of a multi-vehicle crash in 3000-mile of Marshalltown Boulevard (Highway 330) in the northbound lanes south of Melbourne, Iowa. Deputies arrived on scene to find three vehicles involved in the collision with several individuals injured. CPR was started on two injured motorists. Tony Roberts, 61, Marshalltown Iowa was pronounced deceased on scene as two persons were transported to Unity Point Hospital in Marshalltown Iowa. One of the persons transported, Samuel Luciano, 41, Irving, Texas later succumbed to injuries sustained in the motor vehicle crash. The condition of the second person transported is unknown at this time. A fourth person was transported by air ambulance to Des Moines area hospital for advance care. The condition of this person is unknown at this time.
Iowa State Patrol Troopers were contacted and conducted a technical crash investigation at the scene. The initial investigation at the scene determined that one of the motorists was having mechanical problems when additional motorists stopped to render assistance when the vehicle was struck by a third vehicle traveling northbound. The motor vehicle crash remains under investigation.
The Marshall County Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by Iowa State Patrol, Melbourne Fire & EMS, Rhodes Fire & EMS, State Center Fire & EMS, Unity Point Ambulance, Marshalltown Fire Department, Marshalltown Police Department, Baxter EMS, Marshall County Medical Examiner's Office, Iowa DOT maintenance staff, and University of Iowa AirCare Emergency Transport.
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