A Madison couple is dead, their three children injured, following an Iowa car crash. The Iowa State Patrol reports fifty year old Henry O'Connell and forty four year old Sarah O'Connell were killed Sunday night when a vehicle driven by their fifteen year-old daughter rolled over several times on U.S. Highway 61 about eight miles north of Maquoketa, in Jackson County, Iowa. All the occupants of the vehicle except the driver were ejected.
The three children, ten year-old Maeve O'Connell, thirteen year old Colman O'Connell and fifteen year old Sarah O'Connell, were taken to hospitals in Dubuque and Iowa City. According to the accident report , the younger Sarah O'Connell was the only occupant wearing a seatbelt.
The O'Connell vehicle was southbound when it went off on the right shoulder, the driver over corrected and went off roadway to the left into the median, and overturned several times before the vehicle came to rest in the northbound lanes.