FATAL CRASH: Wreck Left One Dead, Two Injured

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A car accident in Grundy County on Saturday night left one dead and two others injured.

The Grundy County Sheriff’s office said the accident happened on T-55 near Reinbeck after 62-year-old Reinbeck resident Rhonda Palmer hit a car with her SUV when it was turning into a driveway.

The driver of the car, 73-year-old Pike resident Vernon Heerkes was airlifted to Iowa City.

In the car with Heerkes was 69-year-old Sandra Heerkes.  She was taken to Grundy County Memorial and later airlifted to Covenant Hospital where she later died from her injuries.

The accident is under investigation by Iowa State Patrol and the Grundy County Sheriff’s office.



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