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Area Resident Killed in Weather Related Accident

The Iowa State Patrol reports that an area resident, Amber M Morris, 22, was killed yesterday afternoon in a weather related accident one mile west of the intersection of Highway T61 and Highway 34 in Monroe County. Morris, listed on the State Patrol report as being from both Albia and Pleasantville, was westbound on Highway 34 when she lost control of her 1998 Volkswagon, crossed the center line, and was broadsided by an eastbound 2003 International semi tractor and trailer. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle was uninjured. The accident is still under investigation, and weather has been determined to be a contributing factor.