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Newton teen seriously injured in moped crash

Published: Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 10:58 a.m. CST • Updated: Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 11:04 a.m. CST

A Newton teenager is hospitalized after his moped was hit by a car in a Thursday night crash.

Logan Theis, 14, of Newton, was seriously injured just before 9:30 p.m. as he was traveling eastbound on First Avenue.

Lea Mikkelson, 18, struck the moped with her car at the intersection of East 7th Street, said Lt. Bill Henninger, of the Newton Police Department. Mikkelson is cited with failure to yield.

He was transported to Skiff Medical Center before he was taken by air ambulance to a Des Moines hospital. No further information was available about his condition.

Contact Editor Abigail Pelzer at (641) 792-3121 ext. 6530 or apelzer@newtondailynews.com.