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Young Glenwood Woman Dies In Accident

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Sara Sell Was Active in 4-H, Many Other Programs

   A 21-year-old Glenwood woman died in a single-vehicle accident late Saturday afternoon in Washington County.
    Sara Suzanne Sell was a passenger in a pickup truck driven by Micah Harmsen, 26, of Keota.


    According to a report from the Iowa State Patrol, the 1998 Chevrolet pickup was traveling southbound on Riverside Road south of Riverside shortly after 5 p.m. when Harmsen lost control of the vehicle, which entered a northbound ditch. Harmsen attempted to drive out of the ditch and the vehicle rolled in the northbound lane of the road. Ms. Sell died at the scene. She was not wearing a seat belt, according to the ISP report.
    Harmsen was flown by medical helicopter to University Hospitals in Iowa City for treatment of multiple injuries.
    Ms. Sell, a pre-nursing student, graduated from Glenwood Community High school in 2008. She participated in numerous activities and programs throughout her childhood and in high school. She was very active in 4-H and enjoyed showing livestock. She was in the Mills County 4-H Teen Club and served on the County Council. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church Youth Group. In high school, she played basketball and soccer and was involved in many organizations, including FCCLA and FFA.
    Ms. Sell particularly enjoyed spending time with her family, friends and her dog, Sydney. She was an avid fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes.
    A celebration of life for Ms. Sell was held Tuesday evening in Glenwood.