Fatal accident in Mills County Monday


October 29th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A northwest Iowa woman died from injuries she suffered during a rollover accident Monday afternoon, in Mills County. According to the Iowa State Patrol, 44-year old Rebecca May Kleinwolterink, of Orange City, died after being flown from the scene of the crash near mile marker 33 on Interstate 29, near Glenwood. The woman was a passenger in an SUV driven by 49-year old Galen Dean Kleinwolterink, also of Orange City.

Officials say the 2005 Chevy Uplander was traveling south on I-29 when a tire went flat on the drivers side rear, causing the driver to lose control. The vehicle entered the west ditch and rolled multiple times. Rebecca Kleinwolterink, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the SUV as it rolled. She was flown by LifeNet helicopter to Creighton Medical Center, and pronounced dead. Galen Kleinwolterink was wearing a seat belt. He was transported by Glenwood Rescue to Creighton, where he was listed in stable condition, after suffering from minor injuries.