Altoona, IA – UPDATE: Cara Gethman Killed in I-80 Pedestrian Crash
Altoona, IA (May 31, 2021) – The Des Moines woman killed in a pedestrian crash in the Altoona area on Thursday, May 27, has been identified by local authorities.
Sources revealed that 32-year-old Cara Gethman of Des Moines was traveling along Interstate 80 when she was fatally hit by a motor vehicle. At around 4:16 a.m. that morning, Gethman was struck by a 2006 Pontiac G6 near mile marker 142. The driver reportedly hit the woman while merging onto the highway.
Gethman suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with responding officials. No further updates on the crash have been provided at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the deadly accident is being managed by local authorities.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Cara Gethman at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Altoona Iowa
There is little protecting a pedestrian in the event of a traffic accident. National statistics show that those traveling on foot are nearly 1.5 times more likely to be killed in the event of a motor vehicle collision. In 2017, there were 5,977 confirmed pedestrian deaths in the United States, with a fatality taking place about every 88 minutes.
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