Esther M Hockett Killed in Semi-Truck Accident on Hwy 163 in Pella, IA

December 19, 2018
Victim's Name(s)
Esther M Hockett
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Iowa State Patrol
Vehicles Involved
Passenger Car, Semi-Truck
Hwy 163
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Victims vehicle turned into the wrong lanes of the highway and collided with a semi-truck

What Happened

Iowa State Police released the name of the woman killed in a wrong-way crash on Hwy 163 in Pella, IA in December 19th, 2018. Police say 65-year-old Esther M Hockett was killed when the vehicle she was driving east collided with a semi-truck in the westbound lanes of the highway. EMS officials pronounced Hockett dead at the scene. The accident remains under investigation.

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