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UPDATE: Fatal Single Vehicle Accident at Metcalf Corner

Posted: Saturday, November 20th, 2010 at 9:30 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Samantha Smith/Dr. Bob Leonard


A fatal single vehicle accident occurred at the Metcalf Corner on T15 between Knoxville and Pella at approximately 7:40 yesterday evening. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa State Patrol, Knoxville Police Department, Pella Police Department, Knoxville Fire and Rescue, Knoxville Rural Fire Department and Marion County Emergency Management responded to the scene. According to an investigation by the Iowa State Patrol, a black 2002 Chevrolet Silverado truck driven by 52 year-old Brenda Lea DeVries of Knoxville was traveling northeast on highway T15 when DeVries lost control on the curve near highway G46. The truck left the roadway and rolled, ejecting DeVries from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident remains under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol, Marion County Sheriff’s Office and Marion County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Updated from Original Post on November 19, 2010 at 8:22pm.