Woman Transported by Lifeguard Following Linn County Crash


By Rachel Begle

LINN COUNTY, Iowa - A Central City woman was transported to St. Luke's hospital in Cedar Rapids by Lifeguard Helicopter following a crash Thursday night.

Officials responded to the crash in a farm field at 1300 Leona Lane at 10:39 p.m. 25-year-old Shawn Port of Central City was driving a pickup in the field when he lost control and hit a tree.

Port refused treatment at the scene. The passenger in the truck, 23-year-old Amanda Turner was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

The Linn County Sheriff's Department says both Port and Turner were not wearing seat belts at the time of the crash. The crash remains under investigation.
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