DES MOINES, IOWA (August 21, 2017) – 2 year old Aurora Wheeler was tragically killed in an accident on Monday near Des Moines, according to a local news source. (map)
The horrible accident happened on Monday on Interstate 80, about 30 miles west of Des Moines. 2 year old Aurora Wheeler was on her way back from watching the solar eclipse with her parents. As the family’s car crested a hill, they spotted an accident ahead of them. They slowed to a stop, but a semi truck behind them did not stop in time and rear ended the vehicle, pushing it into another car.
Aurora Wheeler was tragically killed in the accident. Her mother, Bethany, was airlifted from the scene with major injuries, but is expected to make a full recovery. The driver of the semi truck was uninjured, and authorities are continuing their investigation into this tragic accident.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends as they cope with such tragic loss,” said the attorneys from West Alliance Injury Lawyers. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all parties affected in this tragedy as they try to piece together what happened.”