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Crash in northwestern Iowa kills Jackson woman, baby on Saturday

The Iowa State Patrol says a Jackson, Minnesota, woman and her 1-year-old baby died in a crash in northwestern Iowa on Saturday that also injured four others, including woman’s two other children.

The crash happened late Saturday morning at an intersection northeast of Spirit Lake. A patrol investigation found an eastbound car driven by 29-year-old Mariah Nelson, of Jackson, ran a stop sign and collided with a southbound pickup truck driven by 63-year-old Allen Weinzetl, also of Jackson.

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.

(Associated Press)

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