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Washington Man Charged with Vehicular Homicide

Posted: Saturday, March 20th, 2010 at 7:00 am

A Washington man has been charged with vehicular homicide in connection with a crash last Memorial Day weekend that claimed the lives of three people. Andrew Tyler Brock is also charged with laundry list of traffic violations. According to the Iowa State Patrol, Brock was driving a pickup truck and failed to stop at the intersection of Lexington and Highway 92. The accident report indicates his truck smashed into a vehicle driven by Samuel and Jacqueline Langstaff of Indianola, pushing in front of a semi. The Langstaff’s vehicle overturned and caught fire. The two were pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in Brock’s vehicle, Travis Filben of Keota, later died of injuries he sustained in the crash. Brock’s next court date is March 31.

Below is the original story by KCII shortly after the crash

Two people were killed and five were injured in a three vehicle car accident in Washington County Saturday. The Iowa State Patrol says 30 year old Samuel Langstaff and 29 year old Jacqueline Langstaff, both of Indianola died after the crash at the intersection of Lexington Avenue and Highway 92. 17 year old Andrew Brock and 16 year old David Haifley both of Washington, along with 19 year old Travis Filben of Keota were taken to University Hospitals in Iowa City. 26 year old Jared Freel and 15 year old Spencer Miller of Washington were taken to Washington County Hospital. Police say Brock failed to stop at the intersection and smashed into the Langstaff’s vehicle pushing them in front of a semi driven by Freel. They say charges in the accident are pending.

Below is the story by KCII after Filben passed away

A Keota man has died of injures he sustained in a car accident over Memorial Day Weekend. 19 year old Travis Filben was pronounced dead Sunday at University Hospitals in Iowa City. Filben was a passenger in a vehicle that smashed into an SUV at the intersection of Lexington Avenue and Highway 92 on May 23. The accident also claimed the lives of a Indianola couple. Celebration of Life Services for Filben will be at 2:00 pm this Thursday at the Powell Funeral Home in Wellman. Filben was a graduate of Keota High School and a member of the Iowa National Guard.