A car crash in Muscatine takes the life of an elderly woman. It happened about 1 o’clock yesterday afternoon on the Highway 61 bypass around the city. A car being driven by 87-year-old Lillian Allen was westbound near Isett Avenue when she apparently lost control.

The car crossed the median and eastbound lanes before going into a ditch on the south side of the highway and hitting a tree. Allen was taken to Trinity-Muscatine, where she was pronounced dead. The crash is under investigation.

By Phil Roberts, Davenport