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Fatal Accident Near Fairfield

Posted: Friday, November 9th, 2018 at 12:18 pm
Author: KCII News

One person died and passengers were injured in a two-vehicle wreck near Fairfield Friday morning.

According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, sixty-eight year old Maria Fernandez of Ottumwa lost control of her vehicle on a bridge while driving east on Old Highway 34. Her car crossed over the centerline and struck a westbound vehicle driven by 58-year-old Kevin Hanna of Fairfield head on. Fernandez was transported by ambulance and died on the way to the Jefferson County Health Center. Those injured were 47-year-old Valerie Banks of Fairfield and 54-year-old Rebecca Hanna of Fairfield; they were taken by ambulance to the Jefferson County Health Center. Icy road conditions and speed were listed as possible causes for the wreck.