Moravia Woman Dies in Crash


A single-car accident in Appanoose County claimed the life of a Moravia woman on Wednesday afternoon.

According to officials, a 2018 Jeep Cherokee driven by 49-year-old Roberta Leffler was traveling north on Highway T61 around 1:00 PM when she lost control of the vehicle. The Jeep left the roadway and struck a bridge guard rail.

The Appanoose County Sheriff’s Department says the vehicle vaulted off an embankment, started to roll, and came to rest in the creek embankment.

Leffler was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident report from the Iowa State Patrol says Leffler was not wearing a seat belt.

The accident remains under investigation.

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