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Two Afton women dead in Highway 34 collision

Published: Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 10:10 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 10:53 a.m. CDT

AFTON — Two Afton residents died here Thursday in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of highways 34 and 169.

The accident occurred about 5 p.m.

Sierra Peddycoart, 19, and Lori Anderson, 51, of Afton were both pronounced dead at the scene.

According to an Iowa State Patrol crash report, Peddycoart — driving a 2003 Chrysler Sebring — was leaving Afton with her passenger Anderson. She was stopped at a posted stop sign at the intersection of highways 34 and 169.

State patrol believes Peddycoart failed to see a 2010 Chevy Tahoe traveling east driven by Beth Kulow, 30, of Creston.

Peddycoart pulled into the intersection and Kulow was unable to avoid the collision.

Peddycoart and Anderson were transported to the state medical examiner.

Kulow and her passenger 2-year-old Kinsley Knustrom were both injured and transported by ambulance to Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. They were both treated and released.

Safety belts were used by everyone involved in Thursday’s accident.

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