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Renea Baker, 49, Sydney King, 30, Briane Baker, 12, Hayden King, 2, and Elizabeth Taylor Lakey, 4, killed in collision between SUV and commercial truck on Highway 2 in Mt. Ayr, Iowa
The adults killed were the driver, Renea Baker, 49, of Redding and Sydney King, 30,also of Redding. The children who died were Briane Baker, 12, and Hayden King, 2,both of Redding, and Elizabeth Lakey, 4, of Grant City, Mo.
"I got the news that there had been a horrible accident," Scharfenkamp said. "Your heart just sinks when you see the Life Flight go out, because you know it'll be someone you know. ... They were really good people. It's terribly sad."
The crash happened around 11 a.m. Friday on Highway 2 near Mount Ayr. Patrol investigators say the crash was caused when an SUV carrying seven people ran a stop sign and was hit by a truck.
A gravel truck was traveling westbound along the highway when a northbound SUV ran a stop sign, pulled onto the highway and was struck by the truck.