(Harlan) The Iowa State Patrol has released more information on the three vehicle accident on Highway 59 south of Harlan. According to the report, 68-year-old Marcella Schwery of Panama, 71-year-old Robert Schwery of Panama, and 26-year-old Christina Cotant of Avoca have all died as a result of the accident that occured near the Harlan airport this morning.
A 1999 Cadillac Deville driven by Marcella Schwery was southbound on Highway 59 when it crossed the centerline and collided head on with a 2008 Ford Escape driven by Cotant. Schwery's vehicle spun around and collided with a third vehicle, an unoccupied Iowa State Patrol that was parked on the shoulder. Cotant's vehicle came to rest in the east ditch.