A woman from Delmar, Iowa was struck by a passing truck and killed after the vehicle she was in stopped on the side of the road Friday night, according to a news release from the Iowa State Patrol.
Cheryl M. Neilson, 68, was in a vehicle that reportedly hit a deer and pulled over on U.S. Highway 61 southbound at mile marker 148. Both occupants of the vehicle exited and Neilson was standing in the traveled portion of the highway, according to police. A pickup truck was traveling south and struck both Neilson and the vehicle. The pickup truck came to a stop in the west ditch and the other vehicle came to rest in the median, the report said.
Neilson was the owner of 61 Kartway in Delmar, along with her husband, Cliff.
Neilson was transported to the state medical examiner’s office by the Clinton medical examiner’s office. A second person was taken by EMS to Genesis East Hospital for treatment of injuries. The driver of the pickup truck was not injured.
The accident remains under investigation and no citations have been issued at this time. The ISP were assisted at the scene by DeWitt EMS, the Welton Fire Department, the Department of Transportation and the Clinton County medical examiner.
Editor’s note: This story has been corrected after the occupants of a vehicle were incorrectly identified. We regret the error.