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New Hartford man hospitalized after car collides with road grader

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NEW HARTFORD (KWWL) -

A New Hartford man was taken to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics after his pick-up collided head-on with a road grader Thursday afternoon.

The Iowa State Patrol says 20-year-old Sam Henry Gerloff was headed east on 325th Street when he collided head-on with a road grader that was westbound in the eastbound lane.

The road grader was driven by 58-year-old Ricky Allen Swarts of New Hartford.

The Iowa State Patrol says that Gerloff's truck erupted into flames.

He was taken to a local hospital and then transported to UIHC.

The accident remains under investigation.

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