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Victim identified, cause determined in 2-vehicle crash Friday night

The accident is under investigation by the Polk County Sheriff's Office.
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SAYLORVILLE, Iowa — Update: July 11, 4:30 p.m.

The Polk County Sheriff's Department has now identified the victim in a fatal crash Friday.

Deputies have confirmed the passenger of the Toyota who died in the accident is 57-year-old Ricarda Hernandez Velazquez of Ankeny.

The sheriff's office's investigation has also determined the cause of the crash:

The Toyota, driven by 25-year-old Carlos Padilla Hernandez, attempted to make a left turn and turned out in front of the Ford, driven by 30-year-old Taylor Kraayenbrink, causing the crash.

Hernandez was cited for failure to yield upon a left turn.

Original article: July 10, 9:22 p.m.

Deputies were dispatched to the intersection of NW 2nd St and NW 54th Ave in for an accident involving two vehicles just before 5 p.m. Friday. 

One patient in the crash was transported to the hospital and has now died. 

The accident involved a blue Toyota and a white Ford. 

The Toyota was being driven by an adult male and also occupied by an adult female. 

The female in the Toyota was transported to the hospital where she later died. 

Two adults and two young children occupied the white Ford. 

The occupants in the Ford were treated and released at the scene.

The names of those involved have not been released by officials.  

This accident is still under investigation and updates will be provided when they become available. 

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