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Passinger in Highway 218 accident dies

KALONA - Mandy Ann Shetler of Kalona, who was reportedly injured in a vehicle accident on Highway 218 on Wednesday, March 20, that claimed the life of the driver, has reportedly died

Yoder-Powell Funeral Home in Kalona has released an obituary for Shetler, reporting she died Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. According to the Iowa State Patrol crash report, Shetler had been transported by Johnson County Ambulance to the University Hospitals following the accident.

According to the Iowa State Patrol at about 9:30 a.m. a 2008 Pontiac Montana driven by Jerry Lee Coblentz, 77, of Washington, was traveling southbound on Highway 218 at mile post 74, lost control, and drove into the west ditch, coming to rest on its top in the waterway.

The Washington County Communications Center reported one subject was out of the vehicle and one was still inside. Shetler was reportedly a passenger in the vehicle. Washington County Sheriff’s deputies, Ainsworth QRS, Ainsworth Fire, Washington County Rescue, Riverside Fire and Rescue, Riverside QRS, Washington County Ambulance, Johnson County Ambulance, the Iowa State Patrol, the Iowa Department of Transportation, and Earl’s Towing all responded.

The accident remains under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol.