Fayette Accident

By: News Release
Mar 14th, 2019

On 03/13 at approx. 3:10 p.m. Fayette County 911 received a report of a 2 vehicle motor vehicle accident with injuries on HWY 18 and Quartz Rd.  When Deputies arrived it was learned that Janice Lalone, 81 was operating her 2007 Chrysler Town and Country east bound on HWY 18 when Samantha Conrad, 23 struck Lalone from behind in her 2004 Dodge Grand Caravan.  A further investigation determined that Lalone signaled her intentions to turn north on to Quartz Rd when Conrad failed to slow striking Lalone’s vehicle.  LaLone, her passenger Lester Lalone, 83 and Conrad where transported via ambulance to Palmer Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.  Both vehicles are considered a total loss.  Conrad was cited for following to close.  Fayette County was assisted on scene by Hawkeye Fire and First Responders, Tri State EMS, Fayette EMS, and Iowa Department of Natural Resources.