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Columbus Jct man home after Friday crash

Posted: Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 at 5:21 am

A Columbus Junction man is back home after being hospitalized over the weekend following a car accident on the Highway 92 bridge over the Iowa River. University of Iowa Hospital officials say 50 year old Manuel Martinez was discharged, after being airlifted to their facility Friday. According to a report from the Iowa State Patrol, Martinez’s 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 a pickup truck driven by 52 year old Peggy Griffin of Lets. Police say charges are pending.