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Three Die After Crash Near Keystone
KEYSTONE, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28) -- On 08-10-13, at about 07:30 pm, the Benton County Sheriffs office responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident on Hwy 30 at 16th Ave in Benton County, approximately 3 miles south of Keystone IA.
A 2012 GMC truck that was northbound on 16th Ave, collided with a 2004 Chevrolet Impala that was eastbound on hwy 30.
The initial investigation suggests that the GMC truck failed to stop at a stop sign and struck the 2004 Chevrolet.
All three occupants of the 2004 Chevrolet impala were found to be deceased at the scene as a result of injuries sustained in the collision. The victims were ages 22, 24, and 3. The names of the deceased are being withheld pending identification by the state medical examiners office and notification of family.
The driver of the GMC truck, was Raul Salazar Jr., age 39, of Bushland TX. Passengers in the truck were Rafael Moreno, age 29, of San Fernando CA, and Gabriel Hernandez, age 39, of Dysart IA.
Hernandez was taken to an area hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
Raul Salazar Jr., has been arrested and is in custody at the Benton county jail. He has been charged with 3 counts of homicide by vehicle, preventing apprehension, and OWI. He remains in custody on a $75,000 bond.
Rafael Moreno has been arrested and is in custody at the Benton county jail. He has been charged with preventing apprehension. He remains in custody on a $7500 bond.