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Jacob and Dystany Moran

Jacob and Dystany Moran were married last September. Both were injured in a motorcycle crash Saturday in Clayton County.

INDEPENDENCE — An Independence woman has died of injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash.

Dystany Moran, 25, died Tuesday afternoon just before 5 p.m. at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, according to family members.

The crash on Saturday afternoon in Clayton County also killed James Everett, 57, of Jesup, who was on a separate motorcycle, and injured Jacob Moran, 26, who was driving with Dystany as a passenger. Jacob was also flown to Iowa City by air ambulance.

Everett was killed when his motorcycle collided with a Buick Encore driven by 61-year-old Joan Fish of Luana, who also collided with the Morans’ motorcycle.

The Morans were transported to Central Community Hospital and then transferred via Aircare to the University of Iowa Hospitals with critical injuries. Fish was taken to Crossing River’s Hospital with minor injuries.

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Family said both Jacob and Dystany were wearing helmets, but the severity of the impact at that speed caused great damage to Dystany’s head and body. She was in a medically-induced coma before her death Tuesday, and family members say she was able to donate some organs.

The Morans were newlyweds, married in September.

A GoFundMe account set up for the Morans seeks help for medical bills. Nearly $7,000 had been raised since Monday.

The Courier is not able to confirm the authenticity of online fundraisers; please research before donating.

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