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North Iowa Woman to Stand Trial for Serious-Injury Vehicle Crash

A Nashua woman will stand trial next month on charges she caused a two-vehicle crash that seriously injured herself and a passenger.

Court documents show 46-year-old Carey Agnitsch was driving her car while working as a rural postal carrier on July 26, 2021 when she hit a semi on Timber Avenue, about eight miles south of Charles City. Authorities say the semi, driven by Clifford Holthaus, had the right of way, but there was no indication that Agnitsch slowed down or attempted to brake before the crash.

Agnitsch and a passenger had to be extracted from her vehicle by emergency personnel and were being taken to Mayo Clinic in Rochester for treatment of serious injuries. Holthaus was not hurt. 

Investigators say Agnitsch has a history of illegal drug use and tested positive for drugs while being treated at the hospital for her injuries. 

Agnitsch has pleaded not guilty to serious injury by vehicle, a Class D felony. Her trial is set for September 15th in Floyd County District Court.

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA
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