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Patrol: Crash in northwestern Iowa kills woman, baby

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Posted at 12:26 PM, Nov 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-15 13:26:46-05

SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa State Patrol says a Minnesota woman and her one-year-old baby died in a crash in northwestern Iowa that also injured four others, including the woman's two other children. The crash happened late Saturday morning at an intersection northeast of Spirit Lake.

A patrol investigation found that an eastbound car driven by 29-year-old Mariah Nelson, of Jackson, Minnesota, ran a stop sign and collided with a southbound pickup truck driven by 63-year-old Allen Weinzetl, also of Jackson, Minnesota. Television station KTIV reports that Nelson and her 1-year-old son, Symere Williams, died in the crash.

Nelson's daughters, ages 5 and 6, were rushed to a hospital with serious injuries. Weinzetl and his passenger, 58-year-old Teresa Chonko, also were injured and taken to hospitals.

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