An accident occurred Wednesday afternoon as a driver failed to properly yield.
Miriam Temple, 84, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, along with her passenger, Thorn Thompson, 86 of Cedar Falls, died in the accident after Temple failed to yield at a stop sign.
Temple was traveling westbound on 270th Avenue, also known as the woodpile blacktop in her 2015 Nissan Altima. Meanwhile, Robert Gates, 29, of Aledo, Illinois, was traveling northbound on Illinois Route 135/94. Temple failed to yield to Gates at the intersection of Route 94, as Gates’ 2001 Ford Taurus struck Temple’s vehicle on the drivers side door. Temple was pronounced dead on the scene. Thompson was taken to OSF Hospital in Peoria where he succumbed to his injuries.
Gates was hospitalized as OSF with non-life threatening injuries. His two passengers were treated and released from OSF Hospital in Monmouth.
No charges were filed. GHAS, Alexis Ambulance, Little York Fire, Alexis Fire, Monmouth Fire, Warren County Sheriff’s Office, Warren County Coroner’s Office, IDOT, OSF Life Flight and the Peoria County Coroner’s Office were the assisting agencies.