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The Iowa State Patrol confirmed the identity of a young woman killed Wednesday morning in Mitchell County.

Grace Harken, 20, of Riceville, was riding a bike east on U.S. Highway 218 and was struck by a car also eastbound.

The driver of 2013 Toyota Corolla was Courtney Johnson, 23, of Osage, according to the Iowa State Patrol.

The crash happened about 7:20 a.m. three miles east of Osage, according toMitchell County Sheriff Greg Beaver.

From the poice report:
VEHICLE 1 WAS TRAVELING EASTBOUND ON HIGHWAY 218 AT THE 249 MILE MARKER WHEN IT STRUCK A BICYCLE ALSO TRAVELING EASTBOUND ON HIGHWAY 218; THE BICYCLIST WAS FATALLY INJURIED; VEHICLE 1 CAME TO REST ON THE SOUTH SHOULDER; THE ACCIDENT REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION, ASSISTED BY MITCHELL COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, OSAGE POLICE FIRE AND AMBULANCE, AND OSAGE FIRST RESPONDERS

Crash Date: Wed July 29th 2015

(photo from 4/13 Mitchell County Press News)


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I'm so sad and sorry to hear another, very young, cyclist lost their life! My heart goes out to the family of the cyclist! We really need to do something about this! There are way too many cyclist getting severely hurt and/or killed because of motorist not paying attention, either by texting, drinking or mad about having to share the road with cyclist. It needs to stop now!

#1 - proware posted Jul 30, 2015


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