One person dead in crash on Highway 12

A fatal solo-vehicle accident, which killed one and injured another, took place on Highway 12 near Akron on Sunday, January 1.

At approximately 7:40 a.m., Plymouth patrol officers were dispatched to the scene after receiving a report of a car in a ditch. According to the report, a 2003 Mitsubishi had been traveling along the northbound lane of Highway 12 when, for yet unknown reasons, the driver lost control and the vehicle overturned, landing in the west ditch.

A female occupant died as the result of the crash. The driver of the Mitsubishi was extricated by local firefighters and taken to Floyd Valley Hospital for treatment.

Yesterday, authorities identified the victims as 25-year-old Samantha Joann Derner and 25-year-old Scott Allen Dennis. They are both Sioux City residents.

Preliminary investigation shows that alcohol may have contributed to the crash. No arrest has been made, as theĀ investigation is still in progress.

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