Emmetsburg, IA (KICD) — An Ayrshire woman is dead after a two vehicle accident.
The Iowa State Patrol said the accident occured around 10:42 Tuesday morning south of Emmetsburg, on Highway 4. A 2009 Ford Escape, driven by 80-year old Marvella Hurley of Emmetsburg was northbound on Highway 4, The Ford crossed the center line, then collided head on with a southbound 2001 Ford Windstar, driven by 84-year old Mary Gappa.
The collision sent Gappa’s vehicle into the west ditch, while Hurley’s Escape spun around and wound up facing south in the middle of the highway. Gappa was pronounced dead at the scene, while Hurley was taken to the Palo Alto County Hospital with injuries.
Assisting at the scene was the Palo Alto County Sheriffs Office, Emmetsburg firefighters and the Palo Alto County Emergency Medical Service.