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Burlington Man Dies After Car Slides Into Tree
BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) An Iowa man died and another was critically injured after their vehicle slid off the road and struck a tree.
The Des Moines County Sheriff's office says the accident happened near Burlington shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday. The storm that dropped five inches of snow on the area likely played a role.
Sheriff's deputies found a single vehicle that had slid into a ditch and struck a tree.
The vehicle's passenger, 51-year-old Michael Loyal Butler of Mediapolis, was killed in the crash.
The driver, 46-year-old Dan Allen Miller of Mediapolis, was critically hurt in the crash and taken to Iowa City for treatment.
Authorities say the cause of the accident remains under investigation.