jenrgw Distracted Driving Potential Cause of Fatal Crash

The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office has released information about a fatal July 17 accident that occurred on Old Lincoln Highway in Council Bluffs.  According to the Sheriff’s Office, 19 year old Elizabeth Chadwick was traveling southbound with a passenger, Jessica Weinfurtner.  The Sheriff’s Office reports that Ms. Chadwick’s phone records indicate that she placed a phone call and sent a text message just prior to the crash.

The crash, which occurred shortly before 11:15 p.m., involved the girls’ car and an airport shuttle bus.  Ms. Chadwick and Ms. Weinfurtner both died in the accident.  Six passengers in the airport van were hurt.

We extend our condolences to the families and friends of Elizabeth Chadwick and Jessica Weinfurtner and we wish a fast and complete recovery to all of the van passengers injured in this crash.

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