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JC Man Dies in Iowa Crash

An accident involving a minivan carrying eight people claims the life of a Jefferson City man.

The AP reports 49-year-old Simon Makanda was the driver of the van traveling on Highway 65 near the Des Moines suburb of Pleasant Hill, Iowa, on Saturday afternoon.

Authorites say the vehicle blew a tire, crossed the median, and flipped. Makanda died in the crash, and his seven passengers all had to go to the hospital for their injuries.

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