Iowa Driver Dies in Crash With Deer - ABC5 News Des Moines, IA

Iowa Driver Dies in Crash With Deer

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RED OAK, Iowa (AP) - A 26-year-old driver has been killed and her passenger injured in a rollover crash caused by a collision with a deer in southwest Iowa.

The accident occurred around 7:15 p.m. Wednesday on U.S. Highway 34, west of Red Oak.

The Iowa State Patrol says Shawna Curtis was driving east with 9-year-old Lydia Powell, both of Creston, when the SUV struck a deer that was crossing the roadway. The patrol says the deer was flipped up, and it came through the vehicle windshield, striking Curtis.

Curtis lost control of the SUV. It ran off the highway into a ditch and rolled twice.

The patrol says Curtis was pronounced dead at the scene. The girl was flown to a hospital in Omaha, Neb.


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