Fatal Accident on Highway 92

According to the Iowa State Patrol, around 7 pm on Saturday, a fatal accident occurred on Highway 92 West near mile marker 175.

Solomon Habtesion, age 39 of Ottumwa, was driving a 2006 Toyota Highlander eastbound on Highway 92 when his vehicle became disabled. He stopped in the eastbound lane, and the occupants exited the vehicle. Driving a 1996 Chevy S10, Georgie Crews, age 62 of Oskaloosa, was eastbound and struck the rear of Habtesion’s vehicle, pushing it into the 2013 Ford 150 of 66 year old Kenneth Sharp of Creston.

According to the report, Crews was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. Crews died of his injuries.

Habtesion and another passenger, Shewit Gebrengus, age 30 of Des Moines, were transported to Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines by Life Flight.

The accident is still under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol.


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