One killed in Tama County accident


A Traer woman was killed in a head on collision in Tama County Friday night.

Corrine E. Elston, 71, lost control of her car on an icy roadway near the intersection of Highways 63 and 96. Her vehicle collided head on with a semi. Elston was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to an Iowa State Patrol crash report, Elston was driving her car northbound on Highway 63 when she crossed the center line and collided into the semi driven by John. E. Merrick, 51, of Johnston, who was driving southbound.

Merrick was uninjured in the accident.

The accident remains under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol.