St. Peters Man Killed in Iowa Car Collision

Charles W. Haffter Jr., 44, of St. Peters, is one of two men who died after being involved in a two-vehicle crash early Tuesday morning.

Two Missouri residents, including a man from St. Peters, are dead following a crash in Iowa early Tuesday morning. 

Charles W. Haffter Jr., 44, of , and 47-year-old St. Louis resident Tony R. Penberthy died after being involved in a two-vehicle crash involving a semi truck just after 1 a.m. on Highway 63 in Iowa. 

According to the Iowa State Patrol report, a semi truck driven by 58-year-old Auburndale, FL, resident Steven W. Searls, rear-ending a vehicle driving in the same lane at a speed slower than the posted speed limit. The second car, a 1997 Pontiac Sunfire, was driven Robert Lindsey, 50, of O'Fallon. 

Lindsey was injured in the crash and taken to Ottumwa Regional Hospital. The two passengers in his car, Haffter and Penberthy, were killed in the crash. None of the passengers in Lindsey's car were wearing seatbelts. 

Searls was uninjured in the collission.

According to the crash report, the crash remains under investigation because of potential mechanical issues. Charges may also be filed pending an investigation.


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