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Marengo woman killed in Benton County crash

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BENTON COUNTY (KWWL) -

A Marengo woman was killed after being thrown from the car she was riding in during a Thursday evening crash in Benton County.

Christine Ballard, 20, of Marengo was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Iowa State Patrol.

The driver of the vehicle, Mark Himmelsbach, 23, of Norway, was airlifted to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics with unspecified injuries.

According to troopers, Himmelsbach was driving southbound on 30th Avenue in rural Benton County around 6 p.m. Thursday, March 12, when he lost control of the vehicle, which entered the east ditch near 7793 30th Ave. and rolled.

The crash remains under investigation.

The Iowa State Patrol was assisted by the Benton County Sheriff's Office and first responders from Norway and Blairstown.

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