One killed in Fayette Co. crash

A two-vehicle crash between a semitractor-trailer and a car in Fayette County caused one fatality, authorities said Wednesday night.

At around 1:46 p.m. Wednesday, the Iowa State Patrol responded to the report of an accident near the intersection of Iowa Highway 3 and W Avenue west of Oelwein.

A 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix, driven by 19 Melody Hewitt of Oelwein, attempted to enter the intersection without yielding from W Avenue. Upon doing so, it was hit by the semi driven by 66 year old Charles Meyers of Edgewood.

Meyers was killed in the accident. Hewitt sustained injuries and was taken to Mercy Hospital in Oelwein by ambulance. Both were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

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