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Man injured in accident on I-80 west of Newton

The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the Deep River man who was injured in a one-vehicle accident on Interstate 80 on Thursday morning. According to a news release, 48-year-old Warren Keith Lyddon was traveling west on I-80 near the 161.5 mile marker shortly after 8 a.m. when he lost control of his pickup truck and entered the median, causing the truck to roll until coming to rest on its top in the eastbound lane. Lyddon was ejected from the vehicle through a side window/door and landed in the ditch south of the interstate. Lyddon was airlifted to Mercy Medical Center, and his injury status was listed as fair this morning according to Mercy officials. A witness who also was traveling west said Lyddon passed him in the left lane driving in excess of 75 mph shortly before the accident. Traffic was backed up for about a mile on the eastbound side of I-80 and was being rerouted onto Highway F48 from the Baxter exit. Officials said no other vehicles were involved in the accident and that Lyddon’s truck was totaled.

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