Williamsburg Toddler Among 11 Killed on Iowa Roads This Weekend

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By Larry Burkum

WILLIAMSBURG, Iowa - At least 11 people have died on slick and icy roads across Iowa since Friday morning.

The latest came Saturday morning near Fairfield. The Iowa State Patrol reports 53-year-old Jodi Hargrove of Fairfield was killed in a 2-vehicle crash just east of the city on Osage Road. Emergency responders were called out at about 6:00 a.m. to the crash scene.

A deadly crash just south of Marengo Friday evening claimed another life. The Iowa County Sheriff's Office said a 4-year-old girl was killed in a head-on crash on County Road V-66 - about two miles south of Highway 6.

Kaitlyn Mumm of Williamsburg was riding with her mother when their SUV and a pickup crashed at about 4:15 p.m. The highway was covered in ice at the time of the crash.

Eight hours earlier, 4 people were killed in Fayette County in a crash along Highway 18, northeast of Clermont. Investigators say 28-year-old Shariff Warsame of Postville lost control of his vehicle and crossed the center line. Warsame crashed into the pickup truck an Elgin man was driving.

Warsame and 3 of his passengers, Miski Yahye Mohamed, 34, Khadijo Mohamed, 53, and Maryan M Kulane, 25, all from Postville, died in the crash.

Emergency crews transported the Elgin man and his passenger to a hospital where they are in serious condition.

And 5 people died Friday night in a crash near Menlo on Interstate 80 in Adair County in western Iowa.

The State Patrol said the eastbound driver lost control and his car slid over the other lanes of the highway, rolled over and stopped in a field. The 29-year-old driver and 4 passengers died in the crash. They were all from Nebraska.
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