• August 15, 2022

Marion Schminke Killed in Truck Accident in Vinton, IA

Vinton, IA -- August 11, 2022, Marion Schminke was killed due to an accident where two vehicles collided at an intersection.

Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 5:00 p.m. along 61st Street Lane at 30th Avenue.

According to officials, 91-year-old Marion Schminke was in a truck traveling on 30th Avenue. The truck crossed paths and collided with a car at 61st Street.

Due to the collision, Schminke sustained fatal injuries. The condition of occupants of the car were not specified. No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Marion Schminke Truck Accident in Vinton

Marion Schminke Killed in Truck Accident in Vinton, IA

I certainly can't speculate about what happened here, but it stands out to me that the driver of the truck was apparently the most seriously affected. That's possibly due to the victim's age, but when someone in a larger vehicle has more severe injuries than others involved, it's sometimes a sign something went wrong. Faulty seatbelts, malfunctioning airbags, cars that are poorly designed--even if these factors seem unlikely, it's important a victim's loved ones at least know they're getting the whole story. Are steps being taken here to ensure that happens?

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