The woman who was severely injured in an Appanoose County accident last week has since died, authorities confirmed Tuesday.

Cindy Montegna, of rural Moulton, died Monday at a Des Moines area hospital. The Appanoose County Sheriff’s Office said her death was a result of injuries she sustained in a rollover crash east of Centerville on Nov. 18.

Montegna was found outside of her vehicle in a ditch in the 25000 block of Highway 2 on the morning of Nov. 18. Authorities were called there at 7:49 a.m. for a vehicle accident, about two miles east of Centerville.

She was transported to MercyOne Centerville Medical Center by the Centerville Fire and Rescue ambulance. She was later transported to a Des Moines hospital by air ambulance with life-threatening injuries.

Authorities say Montegna was driving westbound in the Malibu around a curve when she lost control and left the north side of the Highway. The vehicle began to roll, and Montegna was ejected from the vehicle.

The vehicle rolled and struck a utility pole and an embankment.

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Kyle Ocker is the editor of the Daily Iowegian. Prior to becoming editor, Ocker was a correspondent, sports editor and associate editor at the Daily Iowegian, and was the managing editor of the Knoxville Journal-Express.

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