Dubuque Police Investigate Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision
Contacts: Interim Chief Jeremy Jensen, (563) 589-4444
Captain Joe Messerich, (563) 587-3829
On 12/05/21 at approximately 12:37 P.M., the Dubuque Police Department responded to 5th St. and Central Ave. for a motor vehicle collision. The investigation determined Branden Authement, 32, of Dubuque, was driving a 2000 Toyota Echo south on Central Ave. and ran a red light at 5th St. and Central Ave. Authement struck a 2010 Jeep Liberty driven by Anthony Livens, 62, of Dubuque. Authement sustained serious injuries and was transported to Unity Point - Finley Hospital. Authement was later transported to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Livens also sustained serious injuries and was transported to MercyOne Hospital. Nancy Meisenburg, 54, of Dubuque, was a passenger in Livens’s vehicle and sustained serious injuries. Meisenburg was transported to MercyOne Hospital and later died from her injuries. The collision remains under investigation.
If you have any information on this incident or others, please call the Dubuque Police Department at 563-589-4415 or Crime Stoppers at 800-747-0117 or 563-588-0714 (if the information leads to an arrest, the caller is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000). You can also submit tips anonymously online at www.cityofdubuque.org/police or through the MyDBQ smartphone app available at www.cityofdubuque.org/MyDBQ.