MELCHER-DALLAS — Two teens died after the vehicle they were in crashed in rural Marion County Tuesday night.

The Iowa State Patrol said 16-year-olds Grace M. DeHeer and Angelina L. Clark, both of Melcher-Dallas, were killed when the vehicle they were in left the roadway.

A preliminary report said the accident occurred on 80th Avenue near the Polk Street intersection. It was reported at 8:54 p.m. Tuesday. The crash scene was about 2.5 miles northeast of Melcher-Dallas.

The vehicle, a 1994 Ford Taurus, was being driven by DeHeer northbound on 80th Avenue. When it crested a hill, the vehicle traveled toward the west side ditch. Once it entered the ditch, the vehicle rolled and both occupants were ejected.

The report states the two tweens were not wearing a seatbelt. Both teens were transported to the Iowa State Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.

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