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Kensett woman dies in two-car crash Sunday in Worth county

RURAL WORTH COUNTY – A Kensett woman died in a two-car crash Sunday in Worth county.

According to the Iowa State Patrol, the accident took place at about 2:55 PM, Sunday, September 1. A 2017 Nissan Murano driven by 61-year-old Peggy Julseth was westbound in the eastbound lane near 410th Street and Jonquil Avenue in Worth county. The patrol says the driver of a 2003 Dodge Ram, Curtis Johnson of Lake Mills, saw Juleth’s vehicle approaching and attempted to swerve to avoid collision. However, the vehicles collided. Both drivers were taken area hospitals. Peggy Julseth passed away as a result of the accident.

At the scene, a witness, who was first at the scene and was able to talk to the male driver of the red Dodge Ram, Mr. Johnson, who said, “She kept going over the center line. I kept moving over trying to get out of her way, but she just kept going over the line.”

Mr. Johnson’s injuries were said to be cuts and bruises in nature.

The accident remains under investigation.

The Iowa State Patrol was assisted by the Worth county sheriff’s office, Iowa DNR, Northwood EMS and Mason City EMS.

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