Serious Crash On 163 Has Claimed One Life


Mahaska County, Iowa – KNIA/KRLS originally reported that one person has died as the result of a two-vehicle crash along Highway 163 at approximately 4:09pm Monday afternoon, near Bayard Avenue.

According to the Iowa State Patrol, vehicle 1, a 2001 Saturn SL driven by Cody Allen Kline, 21, of Cedar, was eastbound on Highway 163 when it collided with the rear of the second vehicle. Kline was transported to Pella Regional Hospital.

The second vehicle was also eastbound on Highway 163, when it was struck by the first vehicle. The second vehicle is listed as a 2012 Peterbilt driven by 56 year-old William M. Stone. No address for Stone is listed.

Deceased is Amanda Marie Simms, 23, of Cedar. Simms, which the crash report says was not wearing a seat belt, was transported to the state medical examiner by Bates Funeral Home. Simms was a passenger in the Saturn driven by Kline.

“Excessive speed is believed to be a factor in the crash”, says the Iowa State Patrol report. The crash remains under investigation.

The Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene, along with Pella Rural Fire, Pella Ambulance, and Pella Police.

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