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SHELDON, Iowa -- An 83-year-old Sheldon woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash Sunday morning on Iowa 18 in Sheldon.

Joyce Van Rooyen was driving a 2011 Suzuki SX4 when she was struck head-on by a 2003 Mercury Mountaineer driven by Justin Hassebroek, 24, of Sheldon. The crash was reported at 8:44 a.m.

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According to the Iowa State Patrol, Hassebroek fell asleep and his vehicle crossed the center line, striking the Van Rooyen vehicle. Hassebroek suffered non-life threatening injuries. A passenger in his vehicle, Justin Mulder, 23, of Sheldon, suffered serious injuries.

Assisting the Iowa State Patrol at the scene were the Sheldon Fire and Rescue, Sheldon EMS, Sheldon Police and the O'Brien County Sheriff's Office.

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