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Accident near Sanborn results in fatality


A two vehicle accident southwest of Sanborn July 16 claimed the life of a Melvin man. According to the Iowa State Patrol, at 5:37 p.m., a 1995 Mercury Grand Marquis driven by Benjamin Gruis, age 30 of Melvin, was traveling south on Polk Avenue and a 2001 Dodge Dakota driven by Dustin Engelkes, age 29 of Sheldon, was westbound on 330th Street. The two vehicles collided at the gravel intersection with both vehicles ending up in the southwest ditch. The State Patrol indicated that standing corn on the northeast corner of the intersection obstructed the views of both drivers. The intersection i...

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