(Council Bluffs) One person was killed and three others injured in a head on collision near the Interstate 29/680 junction Friday night.
The Iowa State Patrol says the accident happened at arouind 10:30 p.m. Authorities say a 2008 Kia Spectra driven by a 33-year-old person, from Rogers Arkansas, was traveling north the wrong way in the southbound lanes near the 55.8 mile marker on Interstate 29 just north of Council Bluffs. The Kia collided headon with a southbound 2005 Nissan Maxima driven by Freddy Zanabria. The Kia ended up in the median facing east. Zanabria's Nissan came to rest in the west ditch.
The driver of the Kia was pronounced dead at the scene. The name has not been released. Zanabria was trapped in his vehicle and suffered what was described as "extremely critical injuries." He, along with a passenger, 23-year-old Cesar Caballero, were airlifted by Lifenet Helicopter to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Another Another passenger in the car, 20-year old Luz Trujilo, was transported by Council Bluffs Rescue to UNMC.
According to the Iowa State Patrol Zanabria was the only person in the vehicle to be wearing a seat belt. The residence's of the occupants in the Zanabria vehicle were not released.
January 18, 2014