Sunday, December 4, 2011

Pennsylvania woman killed in accident on Avenue near Charles City

Charles City, Iowa- A Pennsylvania woman was killed late Friday night after she lost control of her van on an icy spot on the Avenue of the Saints north of Charles City.
Debra S. Long, 57, Oil City, Pa., was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a report from the Iowa State Patrol.
The accident occurred at 11:50 p.m. Long was traveling north on the Avenue. While crossing the railroad bridge south of the 212 mile marker, she lost control on an icy spot on the roadway, the report stated.
The van crossed the median and rolled several times. Long was ejected from the driver's side.
The van came to rest in the southbound lanes of the highway.
Long's body was taken to Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa for an autopsy.
The accident remains under investigation.

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