Officials from the Iowa State Police have identified all three individuals killed in a collision with a school bus in Grandview, IA on February 28th, 2013. Police and accident investigators currently suspect Katherine Newton, Barbara Higgs and Mark Kalteflieter were all killed when the vehicle they operated potentially suffered a loss of control while navigating Highway 61. The vehicle crossed the center lines of traffic for reasons currently under investigation, whereupon it found itself the path of an oncoming school bus.
Scene of the Accident
According to the report, Katherine Newton, Barbara Higgs and Mark Kalteflieter all sustained massive injuries in the collision and were subsequently pronounced dead on the scene by emergency response personnel when they arrived. The driver of the bus, identified as Seth Singleton sustained injury in the accident and was transported to a nearby hospital where an update on his condition was not made immediately available by hospital staff. At this point in their investigation, authorities currently suspect icy road conditions at the time of the accident was a major contributing factor in the triple-fatality crash.