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.