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Three suffer life threatening injures from early morning crash

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The Fayette County Sheriff's Office took a 911 call today at 6:30 a.m. of a two vehicle accident two miles West Union on Hwy 18. 

On the scene, deputies found a garbage truck driven by Dustin Jon Bunn,23, of Fairbank and his passenger Jeremiah M Geary, 35, of Fayette. 

Bunn was backing the truck into a farm drive when a pickup truck driven by Phillip Wayne Emerson White, age 24, of Nashua and his passenger Melinda Lee Scribner, 24, also of Nashua collided with the garbage truck. 

The West Union Fire Department was able to cut Scribner free from the vehicle. She was then transported to Palmer Hospital and later air-lifted to Mayo Hospital in Rochester Minnesota with life threatening injuries. 

White was also transported to Palmer and later air lifted to the UI hospital in Iowa City with life threatening injuries. 

Geary, who was out of the vehicle collecting trash, was struck by the garbage truck and later transported to to Palmer Hospital where he was then air lifted to Gunderson Hospital in Lacrosse with life threatening injuries. Bunn was transported to Palmer Hospital to be treated for his injuries. 

Bunn will be cited for unsafe backing upon a highway, and White will be cited for driving with a suspended driver's license. 

White and Scribner had a dog in their vehicle, and it was taken to the West Union Vet Clinic for treatment. 

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