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Decorah teen killed in Winneshiek County accident

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POSTVILLE (KWWL) -

A Decorah teen is dead and another injured following a single vehicle accident in Winneshiek County on Monday night.

The Iowa State Patrol said Melody Simmonds, 16, was headed south on Highway 52 near Postville, when she went off the road just after 10:00 p.m.  Troopers said the SUV went into the ditch and rolled several times, before coming to rest on the driver's side, pinning Simmonds under the vehicle.

Simmonds died at the scene.

A passenger in the SUV, 16-year-old Brandon Grocholski of Elkader, was taken to Veterans Memorial hospital in Waukon before being airlifted to a La Crosse, Wisconsin hospital.

The Iowa State Patrol said Simmonds and Grocholski were both wearing seatbelts.

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