A two-vehicle collision broke the Sunday morning calm about 5:45 a.m. on First Avenue at Lucinda Street in Perry.
The circumstances of the accident, involving a passenger car and an SUV, are under investigation at this hour by the Perry Police Department.
The SUV sustained significant front-end damage and came to rest pointing northward in the southbound lanes of Iowa Highway 144. The car sustained damage in the middle of the passenger side after leaving the roadway and coming to rest on the sidewalk on Lucinda Street west of First Avenue.
The stop sign at First Avenue for eastbound traffic on Lucinda Street was sheered off in the collision.
A victim from one of the vehicles was examined at the scene by paramedics with Dallas County EMS.
An officer of the Perry Police Department could be seen administering a field sobriety test to a driver of one of the vehicles.
The Perry First Responders and Perry Volunteer Fire Department also responded.
ThePerryNews.com will update this story as information becomes available.