ALTOONA, Iowa – A woman who died early Thursday morning after being struck by a car on I-80 in Altoona has been identified.
According to the Iowa State Patrol, 32-year-old Cara Gethmann of Des Moines, was walking on the travel portion of westbound I-80 around 4:11 a.m. when she was hit by a car merging on to the interstate from NE Hubbell Ave.
Officials say the driver, 44-year-old Eric Shatto of Bondurant, unintentionally hit Gethmann.
She was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
The investigation into the incident remains open.