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Mason City Police asking for info on suspicious accident

Mason City, Iowa – The Mason City Police Department is asking for your help in what they call an ‘interesting incident.’

Police received a phone call from a towing company Wednesday morning around 11:30 saying a person had

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requested a tow. The crew arrived at 12th and N. Illinois Avenue and found a 2005 Ford Freestar covered under trees and brush.

According to police, they contacted the owner 27-year-old Sherry Ritter of Mason City.  She told law enforcement she lost control of her car and went off the road.  An investigation determined the vehicle left the roadway at a high rate of speed, snapped an Alliant Energy pole guide wire and cleared several downed trees.  The vehicle

came to rest in standing water north of 12th and Illinois Avenue.

Police reported no skid marks were located and undisturbed ground clutter shows the vehicle was airborne.  Several local and state agencies assisted in the investigation to determine environmental impacts.  If you have any information, contact Mason City Police.


Kellan Heavican

News & Sports Director

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