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Update: Names released in Johnson County fatal crash

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JOHNSON COUNTY (KWWL) - One person has died in a three-car crash in Johnson County.

It happened on Highway 1, just south of Morse Road, just after 5:30 Sunday night. 

The Iowa State Patrol reports 73-year old Richard Tobias of Iowa City died in the crash.

The state patrol says he rear-ended a truck driven by Robert Siddell, of Solon, then crossed the west ditch, and struck a vehicle driven by 78-year-old James Leland of Solon.

Authorities say Siddell started to slow down for a farm tractor that was pulling off the roadway when he was hit by Tobias.

Siddell, Leland, and another passenger in Leland's vehicle were taken to a hospital.

No word on their conditions. Traffic was rerouted for several hours Sunday night.

Online Reporter:  Bob Waters

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