8-year-old Injured In Early Morning Pickup Accident In Lamoni

An 8-year-old Benton male juvenile was injured following a pickup accident early Friday morning in Lamoni.

The Iowa State Patrol reports 34 year old Edward Daily of Benton was driving north on Highway 69 and went off the roadway with the pickup. It struck a mailbox, went into a ditch, and struck a culvert. The pickup came to rest on its top.

The 8-year-old was flown to Mercy Hospital following the accident. The driver was also cited with first offense operating while intoxicated.

The accident took place just after 12:30am. The Lamoni Police Department assisted the Iowa State Patrol.