FD woman killed in 169 crash

Amy Seward died at the scene of the near head-on collision

BADGER — A 42-year-old woman from Fort Dodge has been identified as the victim in a fatal crash Monday night.

Amy Seward was declared dead at the scene, about four and a half miles south of Humboldt on U.S. Highway 169.

Seward was driving a Honda van northbound when her vehicle reportedly crossed the center line, Trooper Neil Morenz, of the Iowa State Patrol, reported.

The van collided head on with a Chevy pickup truck driven by Travis Vaala, 27, of Fort Dodge.

The two vehicles ended up partially on the roadways on both sides of the highway.

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash, which was reported at about 8:20 p.m., according to Morenz.

Vaala was transported by ambulance to UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, according to Morenz.

Northbound and southbound lanes on U.S. Highway 169 near 115th Street were closed for several hours.

The crash remains under investigation.

The Badger Volunteer Fire Department, Clare Volunteer Fire Department, Clare Ambulance, Webster County sheriff’s deputies, Iowa State Patrol, Humboldt County sheriff’s deputies, Fort Dodge police, and paramedics with UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center responded.