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Iowan charged with supplying alcohol before fatal crash


The Iowa State Patrol arrested a 26-year-old man in western Iowa for supplying a 17-year-old with alcohol, which authorities say she drank before dying in a car crash.

Mary Hughes was killed in a head-on crash on I-29 near the 131 mile marker on Feb. 21.  The Salix teen was driving south in the northbound lanes at the time and crashed into a pickup driven by Ryan Marx of Sioux City.  Hughes was killed in the crash.  Marx suffered minor injuries.  Authorities say Mary Hughes' blood alcohol content was .238 at the time of the crash.

Iowa State Patrol Troopers investigated the crash and say the alcohol consumed by Mary Hughes prior to her death had been purchased and supplied by 26-year-old Robin "Tony" Armfield of Hornick. On Wednesday Woodbury Count Deputies arrested Armfield at his home.

Armfield was booked into the Woodbury County Jail on the charge of Supplying Alcohol to a Minor Causing Death.

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