by Logan Gruber
A 74-year-old Royalton woman was killed on Tuesday, Sept. 22 in a single-vehicle accident northwest of Rice.
Patricia Palmer’s vehicle left the roadway in the 6000 block of Canary Road NW and struck a tree around 4:35 p.m. Benton County Sheriff’s deputies found Palmer unresponsive and began life-saving measures, which were ultimately unsuccessful. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
The investigation into the cause of the incident is ongoing. The sheriff’s office was assisted at the scene by the Rice Rescue Squad and Gold Cross Ambulance.