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Iowa teenager killed when scooter is hit by semitrailer

WAPELLO, Iowa (AP) - Officials say a 15-year-old girl has died after her motorized scooter was hit by a semitrailer as she tried to cross U.S. 61 in Wapello.

The Hawk Eye reports that Sierra Jane Bowdre died at the scene Monday night. The Iowa State Patrol says the crash happened at 9:50 p.m. when Bowdre was driving west on a city street and tried to cross the highway without yielding to oncoming traffic.

The Iowa State Patrol says the driver of the semi, 57-year-old Steven Lutman, of Colfax, Illinois, was not injured.


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