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Charges Result From Fc Crash

FALLS CITY — A Falls City woman was arrested on multiple charges following a Saturday afternoon accident on Teal Creek Road near Falls City.

Brenda Jones, 53, was charged with four counts each of fourth-degree assault and reckless endangering and one count of reckless driving in the accident that injured four people, said Polk County Sheriff Mark Garton.

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Garton said Jones and her passengers loaded into a pickup to drive to a nearby creek where they said they were going to spend time mourning Fisher Mattix-Hatch, 17, of Falls City, who died that day of an apparent medical issue. Garton said some of the passengers — three of them minors — were riding in the bed of the truck when the accident happened.

“She lost control and hit a ditch and the truck rolled,” Garton said.

He said the worst injury appeared to be a broken arm.

“The rest were just cuts and scratches,” he said.

Jones was taken to Polk County Jail where she was being held on $60,000 bail as of Tuesday morning.

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