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Iowa State Patrol Trooper in critical condition after Thursday night crash

Iowa State Patrol reports spike in traffic fatalities over holiday weekends
Iowa State Patrol reports spike in traffic fatalities over holiday weekends
Published: Oct. 15, 2021 at 11:55 AM CDT
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ALLAMAKEE COUNTY, Iowa (KCRG) - An Iowa State Trooper was airlifted to the hospital after being injured in a crash while responding to a call on Thursday night.

Officials said Trooper Ted Benda was assisting the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office when he was involved in a single-vehicle crash.

It happened on Highway 51 about six miles north of Postville at about 11:30 p.m.

In a release, officials said the trooper was airlifted to a hospital in La Crosse, Wisconsin, where he remains in critical condition.

Officials have not released additional details at this time.

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