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2 kids die, mom and son hospitalized after crash

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ANKENY (AP) -- Hospital officials say two children have died after a three-car accident in Ankeny, while their mother and brother remain hospitalized.

A spokeswoman for Iowa Methodist Medical Center says 5-month-old Claire DeJoode died Saturday and her brother, 5-year-old Carson, died Friday.

Spokeswoman Amy Varcoe tells the DesMoines Register that both children were organ donors.

Varcoe says their mother, 35-year-old Heather DeJoode, was in critical condition Saturday, and her 3-year-old son, Chase, was in fair condition at Blank Children's Hospital.

Authorities say the car they were riding in was struck by a pickup truck that blew through a stop sign Thursday, then hit a second car.

The truck driver, 46-year-old Kevin Dalasta of Norwalk, is hospitalized. No charges have been filed.

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