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1 dead in Highway 34 crash

From left, Creston Police Chief Paul Ver Meer, Creston Police Officer Eric Shawler, Union County Attorney Tim Kenyon, Union County Sheriff Rick Piel and Union County Sheriff Deputy Cory Luther investigate the scene of an accident Monday afternoon at the intersection of South Poplar Street and Highway 34 in Creston. According to an Iowa State Patrol report, Afton Nicole Staton, 17, of West Des Moines died as a result of injuries sustained in the two-vehicle crash. The crash left a portion of Highway 34 closed for about four hours Monday afternoon.
From left, Creston Police Chief Paul Ver Meer, Creston Police Officer Eric Shawler, Union County Attorney Tim Kenyon, Union County Sheriff Rick Piel and Union County Sheriff Deputy Cory Luther investigate the scene of an accident Monday afternoon at the intersection of South Poplar Street and Highway 34 in Creston. According to an Iowa State Patrol report, Afton Nicole Staton, 17, of West Des Moines died as a result of injuries sustained in the two-vehicle crash. The crash left a portion of Highway 34 closed for about four hours Monday afternoon.

One person died as a result of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash Monday afternoon at the intersection of Highway 34 and South Poplar Street in Creston.

According to an Iowa State Patrol report, Afton Nicole Staton, 17, of West Des Moines, driving a 2006 Pontiac, was attempting to make a left turn from South Poplar Street onto Highway 34 when she failed to yield to Kylee Olivia Short-Edwards, 25, of Afton, who was westbound on Highway 34 in a 2006 Dodge.

Staton was wearing a seatbelt, but died as a result of her injuries. Rebekah Berlyn Terlizzi, 17, of Creston, a passenger in Staton’s car, was also wearing a seatbelt and was transported to Greater Regional Medical Center by ground ambulance with minor injuries.

Short-Edwards was uninjured in the crash.

Assisting the Iowa State Patrol in the investigation were Creston Police Department, Union County Sheriff, Creston Fire Department and Greater Regional Medical Center EMTs.

The crash remains under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol.

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