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Full info from fatality accident 4-17-2013

DCSO investigated a two vehicle motor vehicle accident that occurred at approximately 6:59PM in the 1800 block of 310 Ave (N-14).



A 2005 Ford Focus was driven southbound by Marie Petersen (71) of Spencer Iowa when she lost control of the vehicle on icy roads.  The Focus crossed the center line and collided with a northbound 2009 Peterbilt Semi tractor/trailer driven by Kevin Graven (55) of Rippey Iowa.


Marie Petersen and her passenger Duane Petersen (72) were killed in the accident.  Graven was uninjured.  Damage was estimated at $6900 to the Ford and $3500 to the Peterbilt.  The accident remains under investigation.


DCSO thanks the following for their assistance on scene:

Iowa State Patrol

Superior Rescue

Superior Fire Department

Milford Rescue - Extrication unit

Spirit Lake Ambulance

Jennings Repair & Tow

Location & Contact Info

Dickinson County Sheriff's Office

Physical Address
1802 Hill Avenue, Suite 1200
Spirit Lake, IA 51360

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 214
Spirit Lake, IA 51360

(t) 712-336-2793
(f) 712-336-1946