KEOSAUQUA - An 18-year-old woman was taken by EMS Air to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City Saturday after a car accident.
Annalyssa Eve Noll, of Keosauqua, was ejected from the vehicle, and suffered injuries in the accident that the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office classified as “suspected serious/incapacitating.”
The incident occurred at 11:48 p.m. on Washington Street near Birmingham. The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office’s crash report indicated that, upon being notified of a single-vehicle accident, deputies arrived on the scene and discovered the driver of the Ford Mustang, Noll, had been ejected and had suffered severe injuries. Noll was attended to by EMS and life-flighted to Iowa City.
The vehicle had been traveling east on Washington Street when it crossed the westbound lane of traffic, entered the north ditch, and struck a field entrance, causing it to roll multiple times before coming to rest.
The vehicle was disabled and towed from the scene. A speed limit sign had been damaged. The driver was the only occupant of the vehicle. The report indicates there were no obvious signs of impairment.
“From speaking with a witness, it’s believed excessive speed was a major factor in the incident,” read the report prepared by Officer Adam McIntyre.
Many of Noll’s Facebook friends have changed their profile pictures to a picture of Noll with the words “Prayers for Annalyssa” on it.