Decker killed in one-vehicle accident

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By Newton Now staff

Alycia M. Decker of Peabody was killed during a one-vehicle accident last week west of Peabody in the 1300 block of 60th.

She was wearing her seatbelt, and she has numerous relatives in Newton.

At about 6:15 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office dispatch received a call of an injury accident at that location, according to a Marion County Sheriff’s Office news release. Emergency responders from Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Peabody Police Department, Marion County EM, Marion County EMS and Peabody Fire responded.

After arriving, responders discovered a 2006 Pontiac Grand AM, which had been eastbound on 60th, that had left the roadway to the south, striking a utility pole. The vehicle then overturned and ended up in the pasture south of the road.

Decker was pronounced dead at the scene by Dr. Don Hodson, and she was transported to Baker Funeral Home.