Jones County Accident Victims Identified

police-lightsThe names of the victims in Monday night’s rollover accident northwest of Anamosa have been released. According to the Jones County Sheriff’s Office, a vehicle driven by 54 year old Phillip Pierce of Springville was northbound on Ridge Road and failed to negotiate the curve, entered the ditch, and rolled onto its top.  Pierce was pronounced dead at the scene.  A front seat passenger, 60 year old Merle Pierce of Cedar Rapids was taken to Jones Regional Medical Center in Anamosa and transferred by Air Care to University Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, while another passenger, 54 year old Randy Rhodes of Cedar Rapids was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital.  The accident remains under investigation by the Jones County Sheriff’s Office.