One Dead, Another Critically Injured in SUV Crash

ONE DES MOINES COUNTY MAN IS DEAD…ANOTHER WAS CRITICALLY INJURED…WHEN THEIR SUV LEFT HIWAY-61, JUST NORTH OF MEMORIAL PARK ROAD…AND CRASHED THRU THE FORK OF A TREE, JUST AFTER 1 O’CLOCK THIS(SAT) MORNING.

THE DRIVER…FROM MEDIAPOLIS…WAS TAKEN TO THE UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS IN IOWA CITY. THE PASSENGER…NOT YET IDENTIFIED…WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE. AUTHORITIES SAY THE WEATHER MAY’VE HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE ACCIDENT AND ALCOHOL PROBABLY PLAYED A PART AS WELL…BUT THE INVESTIGATION BY THE DES MOINES COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT CONTINUES.

DEPUTIES RESPONDED TO THE SCENE, ALONG WITH BURLINGTON & WEST BURLINGTON POLICE, THE BURLINGTON FIRE DEPARTMENT & AMBULANCE AND A MEDICAL EXAMINER.

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