Tama County Crash Kills One

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By Ellen Kurt

TAMA COUNTY, Iowa - One person is dead and another injured after a crash near the Meskwaki Casino.

The crash happened about 2:14 a.m. Thursday near the intersection of F Ave and Highway 30 eastbound. That's just west of Tama.

Elton Roberts, 38, of Tama died in the crash. He had been driving his car south on F Avenue and crossed Highway 30 into the path of a semi driven by Michael Barney, 49, of LaPorte City. Barney's semi hit Roberts' car on the passenger side.

Roberts died at the scene. He hadn't been wearing his seatbelt. Barney was taken to Marshalltown hospital for treatment for his injuries.


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