Area girl killed in Saturday accident

Two-vehicle collision claims life of 16-year-old Central Lee student


LEE COUNTY - A 16-year-old Donnellson girl was killed in a two-vehicle accident Saturday in Lee County involving a garbage truck.
Kodi Moeller, 16, a student-athlete at Central Lee High School, was driving in the area of Hwy. 16 and 205th Avenue when a waste hauler and her vehicle collided at around noon. The collision occurred about a mile east of the Hwy. 16 and Hwy. 218 intersection, just north of St. Paul.
According to a report from the Iowa State Patrol, the truck was driven by Levy A. Whaley, 21, of Mt. Pleasant and Moeller was driving a 2003 GMC Envoy. Whaley was hauling for WEMIGA Waste Management of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. The report indicated Moeller was traveling northbound on 205th Avenue and Whaley was headed westbound on Hwy. 16 when the two vehicles collided. Whaley's vehicle struck Moeller broadside on the passenger side.
Lee County Sheriff's deputies, Lee County EMS, West Point Fire and Rescue, and Air Evac services all assisted at the scene.
Central Lee officials said there will be counselors at the high school from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday for anyone who needs grief counseling. The Hawks game tonight at Banks Field on the University of Iowa campus has been cancelled.
The school is also hosting a moment of remembrance at 4 p.m. at the high school Sunday.

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