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DEADLY CRASH: One Killed, Two Injured

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One person is dead and two others hurt after two vehicles crashed head on during the morning drive to work in Marshall County.

It happened around 7:45 Friday morning on Highway 14 south of Marshalltown. Marshall County Sheriff Ted Kamatchus says witnesses say a car crossed the center lane, hitting a van head on. The driver of the van, 31-year-old Susan Ochoa of Marshalltown died at the scene.

Paramedics took a passenger in the van, 36-year-old Albert Aguilera-Tellez of Marshalltown to the Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center. An air ambulance took the driver of the car, 17-year-old Hattie Hugen of Laurel, to Iowa Methodist in Des Moines.

The sheriff says the Iowa State Patrol is investigating the crash.

“A number of these people worked together at Swift’s Greenhouse in town and the county, and they were on their way to work the way it sounds. I know the company is working with the family, the church is working with the family,” says Sheriff Kamatchus.

Troopers shut down part of Highway 14 to investigate.