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Two weekend accidents result in injuries

Two serious accidents were reported in Washington County over the weekend. One resulted in the driver being transported via helicopter and the other with five people citing injuries.

On Sunday at approximately 12:20 a.m. Washington County personnel were notified a male driving a red 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 was pinned under a tire and unresponsive in the 1400 block of Keokuk-Washington Road in Keota. The individual, later identified as Travis Greiner, of Keota, was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

Greiner was extricated from the scene and transported to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics via helicopter.

Saturday, June 27, at approximately 10:54 p.m., personnel were called to the scene of an accident on Highway 22 and the southbound Highway 218 ramp.

The first vehicle, a 2500 HD Silverado driven by Madison Thomann, of Ainsworth, was traveling West on Highway 22 while a second vehicle, a Pontiac G6 driven by Edward Clarke of Shakopee, Minn., was traveling on the southbound exit ramp. Clarke failed to stop his vehicle at the stop sign and was struck by Thomann’s vehicle.

Thomann’s vehicle had three juvenile females inside and Clarke’s two adult males and two juvenile males. EMS transported Clark and one of the juveniles to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. The other two passengers in Clarke’s vehicle reported minor injuries, and Thomann reported minor injuries as well. Both drivers were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Washington County Ambulance, Riverside Fire and QRS and Earl’s Towing responded.