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Northeast Missouri man injured in southeast Iowa crash

MGN Online

A northeast Missouri man was involved in a fatal crash in Washington County, Iowa, on Monday.

The crash happened just before 9 p.m. on Highway 1, just east of Ainsworth.

According to the Iowa State Patrol, a Mazda sedan driven by Brenton Danks, 25, of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, was traveling east bound on Highway 1.

Danks crossed the center line while taking a curve and struck a tractor-trailer head-on.

He was killed in the collision.

The semi was driven by Homer Smith, 63, of Novelty, Missouri. Smith was transported to University Hospitals in Iowa City.

The crash remains under investigation.

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.

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