MASON CITY — Three people were injured in a two-vehicle accident around 12:08 p.m. Thursday on B-30/265th Street near Nora Springs.
James Dalton Sliger, 17, Nora Springs, Duane Allen Patterson, 59, St. Ansgar, and Marilyn Ann Rockafellow, 81, St. Ansgar, were transported by Nora Springs Ambulance and Mason City Fire Medics to Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa, Mason City, according to a news release from the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department.
Sliger was treated and released and both Patterson and Rockafellow were in serious condition Thursday night, according to a hospital spokesman.
According to law enforcement, Sliger was eastbound on 265th Street when he allegedly crossed the center line on a bridge and collided head-on with Patterson’s vehicle, which was westbound on 265th Street.
Both vehicles were totaled and came to rest along the bridge guardrails, according to the press release.
Rockafellow was a passenger in Patterson’s vehicle.
Sliger was charged with driving on the wrong side of a two-lane highway. The accident remains under investigation.
The Nora Springs Fire Department also provided assistance.
— By Laura Bird