Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

April 20, 2010

Corydon man in hospital after crash

Daily Iowegian

CENTERVILLE — Sunday, April 18 at approximately 2:05 a.m. the Appanoose County Sheriff received a 9-1-1 report of a personal injury accident in the 17000 block of Highway J46 on the east edge of Numa.

Investigation of the crash revealed that Wade B. Peck, 21, of Corydon, was driving a 2004 Chevrolet pickup west bound on Highway J46. Peck attempted to negotiate a minor curve when he lost control of his pickup. The vehicle crossed the centerline and entered the south ditch. Peck’s vehicle struck an embankment and vaulted into a residence at 17477 Highway J46. The residence is owned by Andrew Hackett of Numa.

Peck’s vehicle struck the north east corner of the residence with such force and speed that the vehicle slid up the side of the residence and continued airborne, striking the roof of the residence. While the vehicle was airborne Wade Peck — the driver and sole occupant — was ejected from the vehicle.

Peck’s vehicle came to final rest in a ditch in front of the Hackett residence. Peck was found lying adjacent to the highway with life threatening injuries.

Peck was flown to a Des Moines area hospital where, at press release time, he was in critical condition with life threatening injuries.

Peck’s vehicle was a total loss and the Hackett residence sustained tens of thousands of dollars in damage. While the Hackett family was home sleeping, no one was injured inside the Hackett residence.

Speed was a contributing factor in the crash and further investigation is underway to determine if alcohol played a role in the crash.

Investigation continues by the Appanoose County Sheriff and the Iowa State Patrol.