Crash near Tiffin kills one, injures seven

BY DI STAFF | OCTOBER 19, 2011 7:20 AM

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Iowa State Patrol responded to a crash on Highway 6 and Half-Moon Road near Tiffin on Monday night after a head-on collision between two vehicles resulted in one fatality and seven injuries.

Zachary Swenka, 18, North Liberty, was driving eastbound on Highway 6 when he lost control of his vehicle, first driving onto the gravel shoulder and then crossing the center line, where his vehicle struck that of Bryan Cooling, 47, Oxford, Iowa. Cooling's vehicle came to rest on Highway 6, and Swenka's ended up in the ditch on the north side of the road.

All persons involved in the crash were transported to the University of Iowa hospital.

The accident remains under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol.

— by Matt Starns

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