One Person Dead in Two-Vehicle Crash in North Iowa Friday

A Des Moines woman was killed in a two-vehicle wreck Friday afternoon in north Iowa.

The Iowa State Patrol says the crash occurred shortly after 3 p.m near mile marker 165 on Interstate 35, near Coulter, in Franklin County. A Chevy Trax driven by 48-year-old Deanna Allen was northbound when it crossed the center median for unknown reasons and struck a southbound Freightliner semi operated by 26-year-old Kumar Sandeep of California. The collision sent Allen’s vehicle into the west ditch, where it caught on fire and Allen died from her injuries.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Latimer Fire Department, and the Iowa Department of Transportation assisted at the scene.



Mark Pitz

News Director
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