At around 7:30 p.m. Friday, a white minivan driving south attempted to pass a slow moving truck carrying lumber in the no-passing zone on Highway 1 about 3 miles north of Kalona. The driver lost control and rolled into the eastern ditch.
Sgt. Sharon Kurt of the Iowa State Patrol said the van was carrying eight people, six of which were rushed to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City with non-life threatening injuries.
Both the driver and front passenger had to be extracted by firefighters from Kalona and Wellman. The driver, a 33 year-old female, was air lifted to UIHC but Sgt. Kurt said her injuries were not life threatening. The accident is still under investigation.