FONDA, Iowa (KCAU) – The Iowa State Patrol (ISP) said a woman’s life was saved by her seatbelt during a crash in Pocahontas County Friday.
According to the ISP, Heidi Tuerck, 28, of Fonda, was injured about two miles north of Fonda at 6:15 p.m.
Authorities said Tuerck was driving a Ford truck south on N28 and drifted across the centerline. Tuerck’s vehicle collided with a semi-truck carrying soybeans and then entered the east ditch while the semi entered the west ditch.
Tuerck was airlifted to the Pocahontas Hospital, and a baby that was in the Ford was evaluated by medical professionals. The semi-driver was checked on by emergency crews and released. Law enforcement said Tuerck’s seat belt saved her life.
Authorities are still investigating the collision.