Fatal crash in Clinton Co. Friday

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Published: Nov. 18, 2023 at 3:06 PM CST
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WELTON, Iowa (KWQC) - One person is dead, and another injured, after a crash involving a deer Friday evening.

According to the Iowa State Patrol, officers responded to U.S. 61 near Welton in Clinton County at 5:25 p.m. on Friday, November 17. Investigators say a 2020 Ford Escape was stopped as a result of the deer accident and the driver and passenger had exited the vehicle. A second vehicle, a 2012 Chevy Silverado driven by 19-year-old Lucas Albertson of Maquoketa, Iowa, was traveling in the same direction, when it struck the Escape, and 68-year-old Cheryl Neilson of Delmar, Iowa.

The Silverado landed in a ditch, and the Escape came to rest in the median. Neilson died as a result of her injuries. 18-year-old Amber Edens of Dubuque, Iowa, was taken to Genesis East Hospital for treatment of injuries.

The crash remains under investigation. Iowa State Patrol was assisted by Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, DeWitt EMS, Welton Fire, the Department of Transportation, and the Clinton County Medical Examiner.