Austin girl dies after accident near Lyle

From staff reports

LYLE -- An Austin girl died Sunday from injuries received in a three-vehicle accident Saturday on U.S 218 about 4 miles north of Lyle.

Jessica Rae Overby, 11, was taken to Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester, the State Patrol reported. She died Sunday, according to Mower County Chief Deputy Mark May.

The patrol said Jessica was a passenger in a car driven by Linda Rae Overby, 40, of Austin who was driving south on the highway at about 12:50 p.m. Saturday. A sport utility vehicle in front of her stopped to make a left turn onto Mower County Road 22, and Overby ran into the back of the SUV. Overby's car then went into the northbound lane and was struck by a third vehicle.

The driver of the SUV was identified as Christine Marie Hanson, 15, of Rose Creek. She was not injured. A passenger in the SUV, Lori J. Hanson, 44, of Rose Creek, was injured but said she would go to the hospital on her own.


The driver of the third vehicle was Nicole J. Henaman, 29, of St. Ansgar, Iowa. Linda Overby and Henaman were taken to Austin Medical Center, where they were treated and released, according to a medical center spokeswoman.

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