A 21-year-old La Vista resident died Tuesday in a crash on Interstate 80 in western Iowa.

Dylin Roxane Rae Sears was headed west on I-80 in a Hyundai Sonata and lost control while passing another vehicle.

The car went into the median, rolled and came to rest in eastbound I-80 lanes. Sears, who was not wearing a seat belt, according to the Iowa State Patrol, was thrown from the vehicle.

The crash occurred just before 2 p.m.

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Nancy Gaarder helps cover public safety and weather events as an editor on The World-Herald's breaking news desk. Follow her on Twitter @gaarder. Phone: 402-444-1102.

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