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2 people hospitalized after Fairchild Rd single-vehicle crash

Linn County, IOWA – According to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, the crash occurred around 12:09 p.m. Friday.

It happened on Fairchild Rd.

Linn County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash.

The responding deputies reportedly found a Ford Ranger in the east ditch.

Investigation at the scene revealed that the 73-year-old driver of the Ford Ranger, later identified as Bruce Klendworth Sr., was traveling northbound when he tried to swerve past freshly dumped gravel in the roadway.

The driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the east ditch, hitting a cement culvert in the process.

Klendworth Sr. and the 71-year-old passenger, later identified as Joetta Klendworth, suffered injuries and were taken to a hospital for treatment. 

No other information is available at the moment.

This incident remains under investigation.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available. 

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