An Everly woman and her newborn child have died as a result of an accident that happened earlier this week near Peterson.
According to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened around 5:50pm on Tuesday a few miles north of Peterson on county road M-27. 29-year-old Courtney Engeltjes was traveling southbound when she lost control and went off the right side of the roadway. Her SUV over corrected, entered the east ditch, and came to rest on the driver’s side.
Engeltjes and her newborn daughter were both transported to the Spencer Hospital. They were later airlifted to another hospital, where they died from their injuries.