The Iowa State Patrol investigated a one-car accident on Interstate 35 at the 171 mile marker in Franklin County on Monday afternoon that claimed the life of an Ames motorist.
The victim is identified as 72-year-old Sheryl Barta. Reportedly a southbound 2000 Nissan driven by Barta lost control of her car.
The auto then veered into the west lane landing in the west ditch on its top. Barta was pronounced dead at the accident scene.
Submitted by Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City