Four Sent to Hospital after Buchanan County Collision

Numerous accidents were reported around the area Saturday afternoon into Saturday night as the roads turned from wet to icy.

One accident in Buchanan County sent four people to the hospital. The Sheriff’s Office says it happened on Highway 20 a little before 5 pm.

They say a car driven by Emma Schmidt of Oelwein was westbound when she slowed down for slow traffic ahead of her. She was rear-ended by another vehicle that wasn’t able to slow down in time.

Schmidt and three of her passengers were transported to Buchanan County Health Center in Independence with minor injuries. The other driver, Riley Kolthoff of Independence, was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Charges are pending.