Sheriff's deputy injured in crash on highway in Des Moines County

A Des Moines County sheriff’s deputy is in an Iowa City hospital after he was seriously hurt when his car collided with a semi hauling a trailer.

The Iowa Department of Public Safety says 51-year-old Lt. Clinton Williams was injured in the crash Monday on Highway 79 between Middletown and Lake Geode.

KWQC-TV 6 reports Williams was on-duty when his eastbound car crossed into the westbound lane and collided with a truck pulling a grain trailer around 12:15 p.m.. The truck driver wasn’t injured.

Williams was flown to a hospital at the University of Iowa.

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