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Rose A. Engel,William L. Engel Obituary, Texas couple killed in Polk County crash identified

Rose A. Engel,William L. Engel Obituary – Iowa authorities have confirmed the identities of two individuals from Texas who lost their lives in a collision that occurred on Saturday in Polk County. As per a report from the Iowa State Patrol, a Honda SUV was traveling eastbound on Interstate 80 near 2nd Avenue (mile marker 134) when it struck a guardrail, veered off the road, and eventually came to a halt in a creek.

Rose A. Engel, aged 58, from Cookville, Texas, was declared deceased at the scene of the accident. William L. Engel, aged 65, also from Cookville, Texas, was taken to a hospital in Des Moines, where he later passed away.

The incident remains under investigation. Recent statistics from the Iowa Department of Transportation indicate that 128 individuals have lost their lives on Iowa roads this year. This figure is 34 fewer compared to the same period in 2023. On average, over the past five years, around 350 people have been fatally injured in crashes across the state annually.

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