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Woman Charged with Attempted Murder after Road Rage Incident in Independence

A woman has been charged with attempted murder following a road rage incident in Independence this week.

Independence Police say officers responded to two calls shortly before noon on Tuesday – one was a road rage report, the other was a fight in the street in the 100 block of 4th Avenue Northwest. Officers learned that the driver of one of the cars had intentionally rammed the other vehicle several times over six or seven blocks. 

36-year old Heather Beck of Oelwein has been charged with one count of Attempted Murder and one count of 2nd degree Criminal Mischief. 

The investigation continues and more charges may be added.

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