1 killed, 2 injured in Guthrie County crash


May 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A central Iowa woman died, and two other women were injured during a collision Thursday afternoon, in western Guthrie County. The Iowa State Patrol says 78-year old Beverly Chase, of West Des Moines died at the Audubon County Hospital, after the car she was riding in was hit broadside by another vehicle at around 1:30-p.m.  Officials say 77-year old Nadine Ludwig, of Des Moines was driving a 2002 Mercury Sable eastbound on 190th Street, and failed yield after stopping at the intersection with Chestnut Road. Her car was hit by a northbound 2001 Pontiac Aztek, driven by 26-year old Angela Lovejoy, of Coon Rapids.Officials say Lovejoy was not wearing her seat belt, while the other two women were properly restrained in their vehicle.

Immediately after the collision, the Sable continued into the northeast ditch, while the Pontiac came to rest on the roadway. Ludwig and Lovejoy were both transported by Audubon Rescue to the Audubon County Hospital. A report on their conditions is not available. The accident remains under investigation.