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BY DI STAFF | MAY 11, 2015 5:00 AM

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I-80 crash injures 32

A crash May 8 sent 32 people to area hospitals. The crash, reportedly started by Fedir Maftei, 59, of Portland, Oregon, occurred after he allegedly rear-ended a Ford Escape driven by a Boone, Iowa, woman.

The five-vehicle accident, which included a tour bus filled with 26 passengers, took place on Interstate 80 near the 214 mile marker in Iowa County.

According to a police report, the crash remains under investigation, and charges are currently pending.

— by Nick Moffitt

Man charged with domestic-abuse assault

Authorities have accused an Iowa City man of abusing a woman.

Charles Grosvenor, 21, was charged with domestic-abuse assault impeding air/blood flow on May 3.

According to online court documents, Grosvenor and the woman were involved in a physical altercation at their residence.

The woman and a witness said Grosvenor grabbed and shoved the victim and forcefully dragged her into their residence.

Once they were inside, the woman tried to scream for help, but Grosvenor placed his hands over her mouth, which prevented her from breathing.

The woman had a scratch on her arm and visible injury to her finger.

Domestic-abuse assault impeding air/blood flow causing is a Class-D felony.

—   by Alyssa Guzman

Area man accused of rape

Authorities have accused a Coralville man of raping a woman.

William Miller, 36, was charged with third-degree sexual abuse on May 22.

According to online court documents, Miller was drinking with his friends.

When everyone went to sleep, Miller went to the woman and pulled her pants down while she was incapacitated and assaulted her.

The woman’s friend reportedly saw Miller assaulting her and told him to get away. Once Miller left, the woman’s friend woke her to take her to the hospital for an exam.

Miller was interviewed and reportedly admitted to assaulting the woman but claimed the sex was consensual. He also said the woman was “not even rapable” by his own standards.

Third-degree sexual abuse is a Class-C felony.

—   by Alyssa Guzman

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