One dead following Johnson County county crash

At least one seriously injured in Johnson County county crash
Published: Sep. 26, 2023 at 1:39 PM CDT
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IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG) - First responders are at the scene of two different crashes that happened in rural Johnson County Tuesday afternoon.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office said the first crash happened at approximately 12:38 pm in the 2200 block of Black Diamond Road SW in Oxford. Officials say a 2008 Ford Escape was traveling westbound when it crossed the center line traveling around a right-hand curve in the road. It then struck a 1994 Mack Dump Truck head-on.

Law enforcement officials say that one driver died as a result of the crash. Another was treated for minor injuries.

The second crash happened at Eagle Avenue SW and Rohret Road SW when a vehicle rolled over. Officials said it involved a deputy, and there were minor injuries in that crash. The deputy was treated and released from a local hospital.

Both crashes are under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol.