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Davenport woman dies after losing control of car in rural Scott County

A 38-year-old Davenport woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, just south of Maysville.
Credit: WTOL

SCOTT COUNTY, Iowa — A Davenport woman is dead after she lost control of her car when she hit an embankment near Walcott Wednesday morning, according to the Scott County Sheriff's Office. 

At approximately 5:07 a.m., the Scott County Sheriff's deputies responded to the area of Maysville Road and 220th Street in Walcott to a report of a single vehicle resting in a ditch. The driver was the lone occupant of the vehicle.  

On Thursday, the Scott County Sheriff's Office identified the woman who died in the accident as 38-year-old Patricia Ratliff of Davenport.

Investigators found that her 2005 Buick Rendezvous lost control after hitting an embankment and subsequently veered off of the two-lane highway located south of Maysville and into the east ditch of the roadway. The vehicle rolled at least once before coming to a rest in the ditch.

The accident remains under investigation by the Scott County Sheriff's Office.

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