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One killed in two vehicle accident Monday night near Prairie City

PRAIRIE CITY — An 83-year-old Hutchinson, Kan. woman sustained fatal injuries Monday night in a two vehicle accident southeast of Prairie City.

Geraldine Rietveld was transported from the scene at the junction of old Highway 392 and Highway 163 to Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines by Prairie City ambulance where she pronounced dead. The accident happened at 5:39 p.m.

According to the Iowa State Patrol, Rietveld was at a stop sign traveling southbound and pulled out onto Highway 163 where her Ford Crown Victoria was hit in the driver's side door by a Chevy Tahoe traveling westbound.

Both vehicles came to rest in the median.

The driver of the SUV, 41-year-old Emily Eisentrager of Altoona, was also injured in the crash She was transported to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines by Monroe EMS. Her condition has not been released.

The Prairie City Police and Fire Departments, Monroe Police and Fire Departments and Jasper County Sheriff's deputies assisted first responders at the scene. The accident is still under investigation.

Contact Mike Mendenhall at mmendenhall@newtondailynews.com

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