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Three-vehicle crash leads to six injuries in on Highway 30

Published: Oct. 24, 2021 at 7:16 AM CDT
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ATKINS, Iowa (KCRG) - A crash along U.S. Highway 30 on Saturday night sent at least two people to the hospital and injured four others, according to law enforcement officials.

At around 8:29 p.m., the Iowa State Patrol was sent to a report of a crash along Highway 30 near its intersection with 32nd Avenue in Benton County, south of Atkins. Troopers believe that a 2017 Toyota Corolla was traveling the wrong way in the westbound inside lane when it struck a 2010 Dodge Avenger head-on as it was traveling westbound. A third vehicle, a 2014 Ford Fiesta, was hit by debris and ran over other debris from the initial collision.

Six people were hurt in the crash, three of which were juveniles, according to officials. One person was taken to UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids via ambulance, and another was taken to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City via air ambulance.

No names of the people involved have been released at this time. An investigation into the crash continues.

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office, Benton County Sheriff’s Office, and other emergency responders assisted the Iowa State Patrol with this incident.

correction: The original version of this story said that the Corolla crossed the median at the time of the crash. It has been updated to say it was traveling the wrong way, according to the Iowa State Patrol.

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