The Ottumwa Courier

Southeast Iowa

October 14, 2013

Woman in SUV dies when vehicle hits farm implement

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — A passenger in a sport utility vehicle died when the SUV hit a farm implement being pulled by a tractor in southeast Iowa.

The Des Moines County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened Saturday night on New Highway 34 when a westbound SUV driven by Bonnie Cooper struck a farm implement being pulled by a westbound tractor.

Emma Ritchey, a front seat passenger in the SUV, died in the crash. Cooper had minor injuries.

Daniel Burnett, the tractor driver, wasn't injured.

The Iowa State Patrol and Des Moines County Sheriff's Office are investigating the crash.

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