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Iowa woman dead after two-car collision


This news story was published on January 25, 2014.
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logo-iowa-state-patrolTAMA COUNTY – An elderly Iowa woman died Friday as a result of a head-on collision in Tama county.

According to a report, 71-year-old Corrine E. Elston of Traer, Iowa, was driving a 2008 Subaru Legacy northbound on Highway 63 sought of 200th Street when she encountered another vehicle, driven by 51-year-old John Merrick of Johnston, which was southbound. Elston lost control of her vehicle on the ice-covered roadway and crossed the center line, striking Merrick’s 2007 International semi.

Elston was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident remains under investigation.

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