Iowa college student, National Guard soldier killed in Highway 20 crash

BUCHANAN COUNTY, Iowa- An Iowa college student was killed in a northeast Iowa crash Tuesday night. The State Patrol says 22-year-old Bailey De Vries, of Hardy, Iowa was traveling eastbound on Highway 20, when she lost control of her car, slid thru the median and collided with a semi near Winthrop, after 6 p.m. De Vries died at the scene.

Emmaus Bible College in Dubuque has posted an online tribute to De Vries, who was a student there. She was also a member of the Iowa National Guard.

(Photo from Emmaus Bible College)

Please join the Emmaus Bible College family in mourning the loss of Bailey DeVries, a student in our Educational Ministries program. Bailey died as the result of a car accident as she returned to campus from western Iowa last evening in bad weather. We are confident that Bailey is now in the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

In addition to being a full-time student, Bailey was a proud member of the National Guard. She had recently received orders for a change of assignment to chaplain's assistant and was thrilled with this new opportunity for service.

Please pray for Bailey's family and the Emmaus family at this difficult time.

Lieutenant Colonel Michael Wunn tells WHO Radio News De Vries was a Specialist with Alpha Company, 248th Aviation Support, based in Waterloo. She was a Petroleum Supply Specialist, who's goal was to become a Chaplain's Assistant. De Vries was deployed to Central Command between 2017-2018.

Wunn says those who worked with De Vries in the Iowa National Guard said she was a great young woman, who enjoyed her work and was excited about becoming a Chaplain's Assistant.


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