Saturday Evening Two Vehicle Accident Leads To One Fatality

WAYNE – Over the weekend, Wayne police responded to a report of an injury accident on the east side of Wayne.

According to a release from Chief of Police, Marlen Chinn, this occurred near the intersection of 7th Street (HWY 35) and Centennial Road involving two vehicles at approximately 6:25 p.m. on Saturday, September 17.

A 2005 Honda motorcycle trike driven by 71-year old Warren Habrock of rural Emerson was westbound on 7th Street. A 2008 Ford Focus driven by an 18-year old female from Council Bluffs, Iowa was eastbound on 7th Street and began turning north onto Centennial Road in direct path of the motorcycle.

The motorcycle collied with the passenger side of the vehicle ejecting the driver from the bike. The driver of the motorcycle and an 18-year old female passenger of the car were both transported to Providence Medical Center by ambulance as the driver of the car was later transported by private vehicle to PMC.

Both occupants of the car were treated and later released from the hospital after receiving treatment for their injuries. The driver of the motorcycle trike died shortly after arriving at the hospital.

Traffic was routed around the scene for several hours while accident investigators documented the scene to re-construct the accident. The investigation is ongoing as of Monday late afternoon.

Assisting Wayne Police were the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, Wayne Fire and Rescue and PMC ambulance personnel.