Severe Accident in Humboldt Caused By Icy Conditions, Authorities Say

By: Nathan Bloechl (nathanb@977thebolt.com)

Humboldt, Iowa РBlowing snow, ice and frosty conditions might have help aid a severe car accident Friday evening in Humboldt.

According to Humboldt County Authorities, the accident involved 29 year-old Carlo Agustin-Pedro, of Humboldt and Shelly Paulson, 48, of Dakota City.

The report indicates that Pedro’s vehicle was southbound Friday evening on Highway 169, while Paulson was northbound.

Paulson said she saw a vehicle she was following pull on to the east shoulder of the highway and once the vehicle pulled over, Paulson saw Pedro’s vehicle traveling towards her, southbound in the northbound lane.

According to the report, Paulson attempted to swerve in order to miss hitting Pedro’s vehicle. The two collided head on, with Pedro’s vehicle coming to a rest in the middle of the highway and Paulson’s in the east ditch.

Authorities say that Pedro suffered serious and incapacitating injuries and needed mechanical equipment to be extricated from his vehicle.

He was transported to Humboldt County Memorial Hospital before being airlifted to Des Moines, Friday evening. The extent of his injuries is unknown as of this time.

Paulson is believed to be okay, with authorities saying the 48-year old suffered minor injuries.