Driver and toddler killed in Henry County crash
An adult driver and a toddler from West Burlington, Iowa died in a crash Sunday, July 1, 2012.
The wreck was reported just after noon on Highway 34 just east of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.
The 58-year-old driver of a tractor-trailer from Waterloo, Iowa reportedly stopped to look at a vehicle for sale that was parked near the road. His stopped tractor-trailer was still in the right-hand westbound lane of the highway.
That’s when a westbound car approached and crashed into the rear of the trailer portion of the tractor-trailer.
The 23-year-old driver of the car and a two-year-old passenger, both from West Burlington, Iowa, were taken to Henry County Hospital where they were pronounced dead. The report from Iowa State Police indicates both were wearing seat belts.