Second Person Dies After Wednesday’s Crash Near Oelwein

A second person has died following an accident in Fayette County last Wednesday.

Oelwein Community Schools posted on Facebook Saturday night that 19-year old Melody Hewitt of Oelwein died from her injuries.

Wednesday’s accident happened shortly before 2 pm west of Oelwein. The Iowa State Patrol says Hewitt’s car entered the intersection of Highway 3 and W Avenue without yielding. Her car was hit by a semi driven by 66-year old Charles “Chuck” Meyers of Edgewood.

Meyers was killed in the accident.

Hewitt was a 2019 graduate of Oelwein High School and also a school employee.

The school district will have counselors on hand today from 3 to 6 pm at the high school. They say counselors can also be available as needed in the weeks leading up to the start of school for anyone who may need those services.