Driver seriously injured, 8 kids ok in crash near Dallas City

An out of state driver traveling with eight children was seriously injured in a one vehicle crash on Saturday.

Jeffery McCarty of Mason, Michigan was traveling on Illinois Rt. 96 just east of Dallas City when his vehicle went off the roadway. He overcorrected, lost control and overturned into a ditch.

McCarty was lifeflighted to the University of Iowa Hospital.

All of the children were taken to the Great River Medical Center in Burlington.

Six of the children were treated for non-life threatening injuries and two were not hurt.

Everyone in the vehicle was wearing a seat belt.