A northwest Iowa woman died in a weekend crash in Sheldon. The Iowa State Patrol says the accident happened about 8:45 Sunday morning when a 2003 Mercury Mountaineer SUV, driven by 24-year old Justin Hassebroek of Sheldon, was westbound on Highway 18, just east of the Sheldon Hy-Vee.

Troopers say that Hassebroek fell asleep at the wheel and crossed the center line, colliding head-on with an eastbound 2011 Suzuki SX4, driven by 83-year old Joan VanRooyen of Sheldon. VanRooyen was killed in the crash.

Hassebroek and a passenger in his SUV, 23-year old Justin Mulder of Sheldon, were taken to a local hospital.

By Scott Van Aartsen, KIWA, Sheldon