Wilton, IA – Melanie Lapoint and Richard Stutzman were injured after a two vehicle accident on October 6, 2015. The incident occurred early that morning.
According to police reports, Melanie Frey Lapoint was driving a Ford dump truck northbound on Highway 38 when Richard Stutzman failed to yield the right of way U.S. Highway 6. Stutzman, who was driving a 1999 Ford Crown Victoria, entered into oncoming traffic causing Lapoint to swerve in attempt to avoid the car before colliding with the dump truck. The impact caused the dump truck to catch fire.
Stutzman sustained serious injuries in the accident, and was transported to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City for treatment of his injuries.
Frey Lapoint was also transported to the University of Iowa but the extent of her injuries is unknown at this time.
Police are still investigating the accident.
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