(MISSOURI VALLEY) Two people were transported to the hospital following a single vehicle accident in Pottawattamie County Tuesday.
The Iowa State Patrol says 49-year-old Jose Vargas-Monroy, of Omaha, was driving a 2000 Plymouth Breeze southbound on Interstate 29 when he lost control on the icy road. The vehicle went straight into the median and the back end rotated causing the vehicle to come to rest facing northwest in the median.
Twenty-nine year old Flor Martinez, a front seat passenger, was non-responsive and transported to the Missouri Valley Hospital. 26-year-old Berta Martinez, a rear seat passenger, was also transported to Missouri Valley Hospital for possible injuries. The Iowa State Patrol says neither of the female passengers or the driver was wearing seatbelts. An infant and four-year old were also in the vehicle and were uninjured.
Vargas-Monroy was cited for Failure to Maintain Control, Violation of Financial Liability-Accident, and Failure to Wear/Maintain Safety Belts.