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March 2, 2015  

Names Released in Adel Fatal Crash

Adel, IOWA – On Saturday February 28, 2015, just after midnight, the Iowa State Patrol responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy. 6 which resulted in one fatality.

Heidi Lynn Harkrader, 37, from rural Adel was westbound crossing the Raccoon River Bridge when her vehicle was rear ended by a vehicle driven by Justin Krutsinger, 38, of Dexter.  Both vehicles went into the north ditch and eventually struck a home on South 5th Street, in Adel. 
Harkrader was pronounced dead at the scene. Krutsinger is charged with vehicular homicide is being held at the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office on $25,000 cash only bond.

The Iowa State Patrol, Dallas County Sheriff’s Office and Adel Police Department investigated the accident.

Media Contact: Sergeant Nathan Ludwig, Iowa State Patrol PIO, (515) 725-6093.

Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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