The suspect in two weekend car thefts and a fatal crash has died. Authorities say Dain Mawdsley of Independence was involved in two accidents on Sunday morning has died from his injuries in one of the crashes.
Mawdsley was allegedly driving a van that had been stolen in Cedar Falls that crossed the center line in Tama County and hit a Jeep head-on, killing a passenger in the Jeep, Donna Beyer of Hudson. Her husband, Keith, was injured.
Mawdsley allegedly ran from that accident scene, stole another vehicle and crashed it near Conrad a few hours later. After that crash, he was taken to a Des Moines hospital where he died around noon on Thursday.