Teenager air lifted to Iowa City following icy accident

By Karyn Spory, Mt. Pleasant News


WAYLAND ? A female juvenile was airlifted to the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics on Tuesday, Jan. 2, following a two-vehicle accident near Wayland that had Highway 78 closed for nearly two hours.

The accident happened at the intersection of Highway 78 and Gabriel Avenue near Wayland at 10:42 a.m. According to police reports, Martin Grant Frazer Jr., 61, of Mt. Pleasant, was driving north bound on Gabriel Avenue in a 2001 Mazda Tribute SUV. As Frazer approached the stop sign at the intersection of Highway 78 and Gabriel Avenue, he was unable to stop due to the snow covered roadway. Frazer skidded into the intersection, striking a 2007 Pontiac Torrent SUV in the front driver?s side of the vehicle. The vehicle was driven by Stephen William Dockendorff, 37, of Burlington.

Dockendorff had three passengers in the vehicle with him ? Tracey Dockendorff, 35, a 16-year-old male and a 14-year-old female. The names of the juveniles are being withheld.

The juvenile female was transported to the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics by air ambulance. According to a crash report she was not wearing a seat-belt. The Dockendorffs and the male juvenile were transported to Iowa City by ambulance. The three other passengers were wearing their seat belts. Frazer was transported to the Henry County Health Center by ambulance. Frazer was listed as not wearing a seat belt.

Iowa State Trooper Ryan Menke said the victims? conditions are not known at this time. Condition reports were not done by deadline.

According to Menke the Frazer?s vehicle sustained damage to the driver?s front side while the Dockendorff vehicle received heavy damage to the front of the vehicle.

The accident remains under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol. The Henry County Sheriff?s Office, Wayland Fire Department and Wayland First Responders assisted at the scene.