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Two-vehicle collision on Highway 61 leaves two dead and two injured

Maquoketa, IOWA – According to the Iowa State Patrol, this unfortunate accident occurred around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday.

It happened on Highway 61.

Iowa State Patrol troopers responded to a report of a crash.

Southbound Ford Fusion tried to turn left onto Hurtsville Road and collided with Dodge Ram that was heading north.

Both vehicles ended up in the ditch.

The responding troopers found four victims.

Unfortunately, two victims were pronounced dead at the scene.

They were later identified as Gary Schlapia and Michael Griffin.

The other two victims were taken to a hospital for treatment.

This incident remains under investigation.

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

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