Authorities say 3 people remain hospitalized following car crash that killed 5 near Sloan



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SLOAN, Iowa — Authorities say three people remain hospitalized following a two-car collision that killed five people near Sloan.

The Iowa State Patrol says 70-year-old Larry Malone and 37-year-old Jessica Malone are being treated at Mercy Medical Center Sioux City. Fifty-three-year-old Shishay Gidey is at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha.

Sioux City television station KTIV reports (http://bit.ly/1uQaEtX ) Gidey was traveling on Highway 141 on Saturday. Authorities say Gidey overcorrected the vehicle, causing it to enter the opposite lane and collide with a car driven by Larry Malone.

Gidey's passengers; 46-year-old Kibrom Gebremicael; 34-year-old Yohanes Tesfamariam; and 60-year-old Bahta Gebremedhen, died in the crash. Two of Larry Malone's passengers; 80-year-old Donna Timm and 70-year-old Myrna Malone, were also killed.

The crash remains under investigation.


Information from: KTIV-TV, http://www.ktiv.com

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