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Eastern Iowa school mourning death of former student

FAYETTE COUNTY, Iowa (KWWL) – The Iowa State Patrol has reported a fatal car accident located at the intersection of IA-3 and W. Ave.

A Pontiac Grand Prix driven by 19-year-old Melody Annette Hewitt failed to yield to a Mack truck driven by 66-year-old Charles Edward Meyers.

The crash left Hewitt injured and Meyers dead. Both individuals involved were wearing seat belts.

Iowa State Patrol says the accident remains under investigation.

UPDATE: The Oelwein Community School District says a former student and school employee involved in a car accident has died.

The district posted to their Facebook page around 7 p.m. on Saturday saying 19-year-old Melody Hewitt died from injuries sustained in an accident earlier in the week.

School officials say counselors will be available for students, staff and community members.

KWWL Staff

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