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Edgewood woman charged with vehicular homicide in 2021 ATV crash
An Edgewood woman was arrested over the weekend on charges related to a fatal ATV crash that happened almost two years ago in Edgewood.
Hanna Lea Meese, 26, is charged with homicide by vehicle — operating under the influence, a felony.
According to a criminal complaint, Meese, whose last name was Koloc at the time, was driving a 2020 Kawasaki ATV on May 2, 2021. She lost control of the vehicle while turning onto South Chestnut Street from Woods Edge Drive in Edgewood.
Meese and her passenger, Jordan Gerald Cabalka, 31, were thrown from the ATV. Cabalka died at the scene, and Meese sustained serious injuries, the complaint states.
While Meese was at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, police completed a search warrant and tested her blood. She had a blood alcohol content over 0.08.
The complaint doesn’t state why it took almost two years for Meese to be charged. A warrant was issued for her arrest Feb. 27, and she was taken into custody by the Iowa State Patrol on Saturday.
She was released from jail Saturday after posting a $25,000 bond. Her initial appearance in court has been scheduled for March 22.
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