Authorities Release More Information About Death of Guthrie Center Woman Inside Car

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SAC COUNTY, Iowa -- Authorities have released more details about the death of a Guthrie Center woman who was driving when she was shot by a passenger on Sunday.

Authorities say 24-year-old Megan Sloss, a graduate of the University of Iowa, and her 26-year old brother, Spencer Lee Sloss, were riding together to a family event in Ida County.

The plan for the day was to do some target shooting with a gun. However, as they were driving, they were talking about how to clean the gun and Spencer, who was in the front passenger seat, was demonstrating the task for Megan when the gun discharged. The bullet struck Megan in the hip region, according to authorities.

They were traveling close to highway speeds, and Spencer told authorities that he had to climb over the arm rest to bring the car to a stop. Spencer called 9-1-1 and got Megan out of the car.

A doctor who had been driving by stopped and rendered medical assistance. Megan was transported to Loring Hospital in Sac City and airlifted to Mercy Medical in Des Moines where she died a short time later.

Authorities haven't closed the case, but at this point, no charges have been filed.


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