Deadly Jackson County Car Accident


By Aaron Hepker

MAQUOKETA - One person is dead after an accident in Jackson County. The accident happened just before 5:30 Sunday afternoon along Bellevue-Cascade Road about 13 miles north of Maquoketa.

26-year-old Richard Garien was killed when the car he was riding in left the road and rolled over. The Maquoketa resident was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver, 27-year-old Donald McLaughlin, also of Maquoketa, was extricated from the car and taken to Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque. Information on his condition is not being released at this time.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office says the investigating into the accident is continuing.

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