Monte man killed south of NS

NEW SHARON – Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office and Iowa State Patrol investigated a fatality collision about a mile-and a half south of New Sharon Friday. The late afternoon collision killed 61-year-old Kent James McIlrath of Montezuma.

According to the crash report from the Iowa State Patrol, 28-year-old Danith Rashel VanFleet was southbound on U.S. 63 in a 2004 Honda van when she crossed the centerline and struck the 2002 Chevrolet Impala driven by McIlrath. McIlrath’s vehicle was thrown into the east side ditch while VanFleet’s vehicle remained on the roadway.

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