IC Police investigate woman's death following traffic collision

BY DI STAFF | JUNE 19, 2012 6:30 AM

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The Iowa City police are investigating a death in a traffic collision that was reportedly initiated by a physical altercation between two local women.

According to a police press release, the police are investigating a death that reportedly followed a physical altercation between 50-year-old Miranda Lalla and 44-year-old Pamela Gross.

Lalla, 50, 227 1/2 E. First St., was charged Monday with second-offense OWI, according to a police complaint.

Officers were dispatched to 315 E. First St. Sunday evening after receiving a report of a motor-vehicle accident with an injury. Police officers spoke with Lalla, who said she was at a job site and had a few beers that evening. She told officials she drove Gross home, and in the parking lot they began to physically fight, the complaint said.

According to the complaint, Lalla got into her truck and while attempting to leave, knocked Gross over with an open door and ran her over, resulting in her death.

Lalla agreed to field sobriety tests and a breath test, which, police said, resulted in a reading of .093.

She was previously convicted of OWI in May 2006.

According to Johnson County Jail officials, Lalla is being held at the jail on a $50,000 cash bond as of Monday evening.

— by Jordyn Reiland

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