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2 dead in car crash near Parkersburg

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Two people are dead in a crash on Highway 14 near Parkersburg Friday evening around 6:30 p.m.

The Iowa State Patrol says 75-year-old Dennis Bartels and 73-year-old Sharon Bartels, both of Parkersburg, died on scene. They were in the same car.

The report states the driver, Dennis Bartels stopped on Highway 14 in the southbound lane shoulder to retrieve mail. A northbound semi being driven by 51-year-old Gaylen Mulder, also of Parkersburg, approached. The report says for unknown reasons, Bartels pulled out onto the roadway into the path of the semi, resulting in a broadside collision which killed the two.

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