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Rollover accident injures one in Newton

One driver was transported by air ambulance following an early morning crash Thursday, Nov. 12 in Newton.

According to Newton Fire Chief Jarrod Wellik, fire crews responded to a single-car accident around 7:45 a.m. near the intersection of Iowa Speedway Drive and South Ninth Avenue East. According to the report, the vehicle left the roadway and struck a driveway causing it to flip over. The driver was injured and treated on the scene by the Newton Fire Department paramedics. The driver was then transferred to Mercy 2 Air at the Newton Municipal Airport — Earl Johnson Field and transported to a Des Moines hospital for care. The condition of the patient is unknown.

The accident remains under investigation and the identity of the drivers has not been released.

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