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Individuals Involved in Peoria Crash Identified, Arrest Made

Posted: Thursday, May 17th, 2018 at 12:07 pm
Author: KNIA/KRLS News - Andrew Schneider

The two people injured in a crash in Peoria late Wednesday have been identified.

Lisa Marie Dickerson, 33, of Newton, was treated for injuries at Pella Regional Health Center and then arrested for operating while intoxicated, as well as failure to maintain control and failure to post proof of insurance.

The male passenger, 37-year-old Jaime Alejo Lopez of Ankeny, was found unconscious outside of the vehicle and was flown via helicopter with injuries to Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines.

Numerous agencies from Pella and Mahaska County responded after a white Lincoln Navigator heading northbound left the roadway at the intersection of Main and Cross just after 9 p.m. at a high rate of speed. Mahaska County Sheriff Russ Van Renterghem tells KNIA/KRLS News the SUV went up the hill, struck a utility pole, and came to a rest on its top about 15 yards from the edge of the street.

The Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office is investigating. Pella Rural Fire and Pella Ambulance responded, as did New Sharon police.