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March 26, 2015  

Floyd County Fatal Crash

Floyd County, IOWA – On March 25, 2015, at approximately 12:52 PM, a two vehicle single-fatality occurred on the Avenue of the Saints, just east of the Nora Springs exit in rural Floyd County.

Mary Calpito, 34, of Charles City, was driving a Toyota passenger car eastbound on the avenue when her vehicle was rear ended by a GMC Envoy driven by Steve Ward, 53, of Greene, IA.   

Initial reports to the media by the Iowa State Patrol indicated Mary Calpito’s injuries sustained at the scene were fatal.  Miscommunication between Troopers at the scene and at the hospital caused some confusion about the victim’s condition. A second media release was immediately made available with updated information that Calpito was on life support.

In the early morning hours of March 26, 2015, Mary Calpito succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead. 


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