An Ankeny woman was killed in a one-vehicle crash on Friday, March 22 in Dallas County, Iowa State Patrol officials said. The crash happened around 11:26 p.m. at 340th Trail and Ute Avenue near Waukee.


A crash report from the Iowa State Patrol said Melissa Jean Sears, 40, was traveling north when she failed to negotiate a curve. She then hit a sign and a tree.


Sears was wearing her seat belt at the time of the crash.


The Iowa State Patrol was assisted by the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office and the Waukee Police Department.