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4 die in Louisa Co. crash

LOUISA COUNTY (KWWL) - Four people are dead after a crash in Louisa County.

The crash happened at 1:30 a.m. Saturday on Highway 70, less than a mile north of Columbus Junction.

The Iowa State Patrol report Francisco Chariz-Ortiz, 25, of Columbus Junction, was driving south when he crossed the center line, crashing into another vehicle head-on.

That second vehicle was driven by Exra James Barnett, 29, of Columbus Junction. The victims are as follows:

Luke Heck, Columbus Junction, 20, fatality.

Sharon Vandel, Conesville, 42, fatality.

Ezra Barnett, Columbus Junction, 29, fatality.

Francisco Chariz-Ortiz, 25, Fatality.

Nichole Vandel, Conesville, 21, injured.


The State Patrol continues to investigate the crash.

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