Marshall County Sheriff's Office deputies found two women seriously injured and floating in standing water after a crash ejected them from a station wagon early Tuesday morning.
Just before 2:30 a.m., deputies responded to the crash in the 1700 mile of Highway 330 (Marsh Avenue) south of Albion, according to Marshall County Chief Deputy Burt Tecklenburg.
Preliminary investigation shows the vehicle was heading north on Highway 330 when the car veered from the road, driving through a ditch on its west side. The driver then hit an embankment and flew through the air, ending up partially submerged in a pool of standing water northwest of the curve.
Police believe Jessica Smith, 32, of Marshalltown, was driving the Chrysler Pacifica at the time of the crash. Also in the car were passengers, Stephanie Blue, 32, and Eric Seymour, 29, both of Marshalltown. The crash totaled the car.
Marshalltown Area Paramedic Services transported all three occupants of the car to Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center. Smith and Blue suffered multiple serious injuries and were transferred to a Des Moines Hospital for further treatment. The extent of Seymour's injuries were unknown as of Tuesday morning, but reports show he was outside the car and walking for help when deputies arrived.
Albion, Liscomb and Green Mountain first responders, Grundy County Sheriff's Office and Marshalltown Police Department assisted the sheriff's office with the call.
A passerby called in the crash. The accident's cause is still under investigation.