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Officials: Iowa Man Stuck in Car for Nearly Two Days
EDDYVILLE, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say an Iowa man was pinned to the wreckage of a car for nearly two days over the weekend.
The Wapello County Sheriff's Office says 60-year-old Patrick Allen Douglas, of Ottumwa, was discovered Sunday afternoon in a car near Highway 63, south of Eddyville. The car entered the median between two bridges, near a creek.
Authorities believe the crash happened between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Friday. Douglas told officials he fell asleep while driving.
Rescue workers spent more than an hour getting Douglas out of the car with the use of heavy-duty equipment. Douglas was airlifted to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A hospital spokesman says he is in critical condition as of Monday evening.
Authorities say charges are pending.