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1 airlifted after Columbus Jct crash

Posted: Saturday, April 25th, 2009 at 9:39 am

A Columbus Junction man was airlifted to the University of Iowa Hospital after a traffic accident on the Highway 92 bridge over the Iowa River last night. According to a report from the Iowa State Patrol, 50 year old Manuel Martinez was taken by Air Care after his vehicle smashed into a trailer being pulled by a tractor, driven by 27 year old Benjamin Lacina of West Branch. The report indicates Martinez’s vehicle then collided with pickup truck driven by 52 year old Peggy Griffin of Lets. Police say charges are pending.