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Crash injures three, shuts down highway


LINN COUNTY (KWWL)-- A two-vehicle crash in Linn County leaves three people injured.

The Linn County Sheriff's Office says 21-year-old Anna Mescheryakova of Coralville was struck head-on by 21 year old Deangleo Pirtle of Cedar Rapids on Highway 1 south of Mt. Vernon.

Authorities say Pirtle was traveling northbound, attempting to pass another vehicle.

Traffic on Highway 1 near that area was shut down for several hours Sunday morning.

Mescheryakova, Pirtle and a passenger in Pirtle's vehicle were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Charges are pending.

Online Producer: Michelle Caldwell

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