Two-car crash in Palo Alto County leaves 1 dead, 2 injured

Posted on Mar 05, 2014

On February 24 at about 7:20 PM, a two-car crash occurred on the outskirts of Ruthven, IA in Palo Alto County.   It was snowing at the time and the road was already covered in a layer of snow.  Novo Solomon Lagao, driving a Dodge SUV, hit the shoulder of Highway 18 and lost control attempting to steer back into the road.  Lagao crossed the center line into the westbound lane and collided with a Jeep Cherokee driven by Kevin Rahm, who was pronounced dead at the scene.  Rahm was not wearing a seat belt.  Lagao’s front seat passenger, Ricardo Urtado, received incapacitating injuries and had to be mechanically extricated from the vehicle.  Lagao himself suffered injuries as well.

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