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Ottumwa Man Killed in Crash Near Eldon

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Fatal crash in Wapello County,

Fatal crash in Wapello County,

WAPELLO COUNTY, Iowa — One person has died and another is injured after a crash in Wapello County Sunday.

It took place along River Road, just south of Eldon, at 4:00 p.m.

The Iowa State Patrol say 26-year-old Ashton Hughes of Ottumwa was westbound when she lost control of a pickup and rolled several times off the road. Passenger Devin Kent, a 27-year-old also from Ottumwa, died at the scene.

Hughes was airlifted to the hospital. There’s no word on her condition.

The accident remains under investigation but charges are pending.

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