Clarinda woman dies in Webster County head-on crash


March 21st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A Clarinda woman was killed this (Wednesday) morning during a head-on crash in northern Iowa’s Webster County. The Iowa State Patrol reports 68-year old Katheryn Anne Duley died and the driver of the other vehicle, 17-year old Patrick William Oberg, Jr., of Otho, was critically injured, when their vehicles collided on County Road P-59, about one-half mile north of Highway 20, near Coalville. The accident happened just before 8-a.m.

Officials say Duley was southbound on P-59 in a 2005 Saturn Ion, when Oberg’s northbound 1999 GMC Sierra pickup crossed the center of the road. After the vehicles collided, Duley’s car came to rest on its roof in a ditch, trapping her inside. Oberg’s vehicle came to rest on its side, on the traveled portion of the road. Both drivers were taken to Trinity Regional Medical Center in Ft. Dodge, where Duley died from her injuries.