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Single Car Accident

April 23, 2013

Marshall County - At about 2:27am on April 23, 2013, Marshall County Deputies responded to a report of a single car accident with injuries, south of Albion in the 1700 mile of Hwy 330(Marsh Ave.)

A passerby had called in the accident. Upon arrival, deputies found the vehicle had sustained major damage, and was partially submerged in water. One adult male occupant from the vehicle was out walking on his own. Deputies located two adult females who had been ejected from the car during the crash. Both were found in standing water and each sustained serious injuries.

The vehicle is believed to have been northbound on Hwy 330 when it left the road, going north through the west side ditch, and then hit an embankment, went airborne and landed in standing water northwest of a curve. The vehicle was a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica, which was considered totaled.

All three vehicle occupants were transported to Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center by MAPS.

Preliminary investigation indicates the driver was identified as Jessica Rae Smith, age 32, of Marshalltown. Smith suffered multiple serious injuries and was transferred to a Des Moines hospital.

A female passenger was identified as Stephanie Rae Blue, age 32, of Marshalltown. Blue was also transferred to a Des Moines hospital with extensive multiple injuries.

The male passenger was identified as Eric Seymour, age 29, also of Marshalltown. The extent of his injuries is unknown at this time, but he was found near the scene walking to get help.

Other agencies assisting in the incident included Albion, Liscomb and Green Mountain First Responders, Marshalltown Area Paramedic Service, the Grundy County Sheriff's Office and Marshalltown Police Department.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation, and no other details can be released at this time.

About Marshall County Sheriff's Office
The Marshall County, Iowa Sheriff's Office is headed up by Sheriff Ted G. Kamatchus. Sheriff Kamatchus is committed to keeping communities and neighborhoods safe in Marshall County.

For additional information or a sample copy, contact:
Chief Deputy Burt Tecklenburg
Marshall County Sheriff's Office
Fax 641-754-6325

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