Urbandale, Iowa HS employee dies after being struck by car


A woman struck by a vehicle this morning near Urbandale, Iowa High School has died.  Families in the Urbandale School District were notified today that the woman was a member of the Urbandale High School food services team.  Dawn Ipson was hit by a car as she crossed the street in the crosswalk at the intersection.  The 62 year old Ipson is described by Superintendent Steve Bass as a "highly valued member" of the team since 2001.

UPDATE:  From Superintendent of Schools Steve Bass, here is what he sent Thursday:

Urbandale Families,

I’m writing to inform you of some very sad news about one of our Urbandale educators. Dawn Ipson, a member of our Nutrition Services team at the high school, passed away today due to injuries she received when she was struck by a car as she crossed the street in the crosswalk on Aurora and 72nd. Dawn has been a highly valued member of our Urbandale team since 2001, and will be deeply missed by all of those who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Our UHS team will be informing high school students tomorrow morning with a prepared statement. Counseling support will be provided at the high school and will continue to be provided as long as needed.

Our thoughts will continue to be with the Ipson family. Thank you for all you do in support of Urbandale students and educators.


Steve BassSuperintendent

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URBANDALE, Iowa-  A woman was seriously injured after being hit by a vehicle, near Urbandale High School.

Police say it happened around 6:45 a.m.   A vehicle on 72nd Street was turning onto Aurora when the pedestrian was hit.    

Police describe the injuries as extremely serious, the person was transported to a local hospital.   Police also confirm the person is an adult female. .

(Photo from Channel 13 WHO-TV)

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