Buchanan Co. Car vs. Combine Crash Injures Two

A serious accident injured two people Tuesday just north of Winthrop in rural Buchanan County.

According to the Buchanan County Sheriff's office, at approximately 4:20 p.m., a southbound car on Slater Avenue near 200th Street struck a northbound farm combine nearly head-on. The car's driver, a 17-year-old male, suffered serious injuries. He was removed from the vehicle and transported via helicopter to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Another passenger, a 15-year-old female, was transported to Buchanan County Health Center with minor injuries.

The combine was operated by Donald Cook, of Lamont. He was treated and released at the scene.

The crash is still under investigation by the Buchanan County Sheriff's office.

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