(updated 9:22-a.m.) Bluffs woman dies in Adair County crash Tuesday


January 30th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

In an update to our story posted early this (Wednesday) morning on KJAN.com, the Iowa State Patrol says a Council Bluffs woman injured in an accident on Interstate 8o in Adair County Tuesday night, has succumbed to her injuries. Officials say41-year old Heather Ann Roberts, of Council Bluffs, died at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. Roberts was traveling west on I-80 at around 10:30-p.m., when her full-sized Chevy pickup went out of control.

The pickup crossed the median and entered the eastbound lanes of traffic, where it was hit on the passenger side by a 2006 Volvo semi.  Both vehicles then came to rest in the east ditch off of eastbound I-80. Roberts, who was wearing a seat belt, was transported to the hospital in Des Moines, by Stuart Rescue. The driver of the semi, 49-year old Michael P. Cole, of Oswego, IL., was not injured.