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Two Farmington residents killed in crash near Donnellson

DONNELLSON - Two people died and a third was injured in a two-vehicle car accident early Sunday morning near Donnellson.

Laverne Mark Faulkner, 63, of Farmington, and Michael Paul Faulkner, 39, also of Farmington, died in the crash. Robert Leroy Boyd, 28, of Kahoka, Missouri, was injured.

The crash occurred at 1:17 a.m. on Highway 2 near the intersection with 140th Avenue in Lee County. According to the Iowa State Patrol’s crash report, Boyd was traveling west on Highway 2 when he failed to negotiate a curve, over-corrected and crossed the centerline, striking the vehicle containing Laverne and Michael Faulkner in an “offset head on manner.”

Both vehicles came to rest in the south ditch of Highway 2. The report shows that none of the three people involved were wearing a seatbelt. Boyd was transported by Lee County Ambulance to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Michael Faulkner was transported by Lee County Ambulance to the Keokuk Hospital. The report lists Laverne Faulkner as being transported by the Lee County Ambulance, but does not specify where.