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Road Rage Leads to Attempted Murder Charge Against Northeast Iowa Woman

A road rage incident has resulted in an attempted murder charge against a northeast Iowa woman.

The Independence Police Department says they received reports of road rage and a fight in the street in the 100 block of 4th Avenue Northwest in Independence shortly before noon Tuesday. Upon arrival officers found that the driver of one of the cars had intentionally rammed the other several times over a span of six or seven blocks. The investigation led to the arrest of 36-year-old Heather Beck of Oelwein.

Beck was charged with one count attempted murder, a Class B felony, and one count of criminal mischief in the second degree, a Class D felony.  

The investigation continues and further charges may be added.

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA
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