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Accident kills teenagers from Des Moines, Chariton



CHARITON, Iowa — Two teenagers have died after a car accident near Chariton.

The Iowa State Patrol said the accident happened just after 5 p.m. Sunday when a Jeep turning from Highway 34 onto a street struck a pickup truck, ejecting everyone in the Jeep.

Two Jeep passengers died. They were identified as 15-year-old Katilynn Spicer of Des Moines and 16-year-old Chase Lavely of Chariton. The 18-year-old driver is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

Both occupants of the pickup, both age 55, are hospitalized. Their conditions were not immediately released.

The patrol’s investigation is ongoing.

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