Crash claims life of Rippey woman

A 79-year-old rural Rippey woman was killed Wednesday in a one-car crash when her vehicle swerved off V Avenue, possibly to avoid hitting a wild animal.

Edwena Joyce Roberts died from injuries sustained in the crash, according to the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.

Roberts had been northbound on V Avenue (also known as P46), between 330th and 340th streets, about 2:43 p.m. when it appears she swerved to miss hitting an animal, overcorrected and entered the east ditch, striking a culvert.

Roberts was not wearing a seat belt, the sheriff’s office reported.

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