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Authorities say missing Iowa woman found in wrecked car

December 24, 2021 GMT

EAGLE GROVE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have identified the body of a woman found dead inside a wrecked car in northern Iowa.

The Globe Gazette in Mason City reports that 42-year-old Tonya Collins had been missing since last week. The Wright County sheriff’s office said she was found inside her 2019 Nissan Rogue, which was wrecked in a creek bed on the western edge of Eagle Grove.

Collins was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries she sustained in the crash.

Wright County authorities were assisted by the Humboldt County sheriff’s department, Eagle Grove police and fire and emergency medical services, Wright County Search and Rescue, emergency managers and the medical examiner’s office.