DUBUQUE COUNTY, Iowa (KCRG) - The Dubuque County Sheriff's Office says one person has died as a result of a wrong-way crash on Highway 20 on Tuesday.
Sheriff Joe Kennedy says 83-year-old Kenneth Moss was driving eastbound in the westbound lanes of Highway 20 near Dyersville on Tuesday morning.
Moss and his passenger, 80-year-old Mary Moss, were taken to Mercy Hospital in Dubuque along with the 21-year-old driver of the other vehicle.
Mary Moss was later transferred to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City where she died from her injuries.
The accident remains under investigation.
A vehicle going the wrong way on a major highway in Dubuque County on Tuesday morning led to a crash that injured three, authorities said.
The Dubuque County Sheriff's Office said that a car was driving eastbound in the westbound lanes of U.S. Highway 20 between Dyersville and Farley. They responded to a report of a head-on crash around 9:40 a.m. on Tuesday.
Two occupants in the wrong-way vehicle, and one in the vehicle it struck, were injured and transported to Mercy Hospital in Dubuque. Names are currently being withheld by officials "due to the serious nature of the victims' injuries," the sheriff's office said.
Authorities believe the car did not cross over the median, but instead got onto the highway going the wrong way down an exit ramp.
Westbound traffic was blocked for around two hours following the crash, and eastbound traffic was blocked for a brief period immediately following the crash.
No charges have been filed against the driver of the wrong-way vehicle at this time. The investigation is ongoing.