Iowa State Patrol Trooper Seriously Hurt in NE Iowa Crash

DES MOINES, Iowa -- An Iowa State patrol trooper is seriously hurt in Northeast Iowa traffic accident.

The Department of Public Safety says Trooper Ted Benda was helping the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office on a call at about 11:30 p.m. Thursday when he was involved in a single vehicle collision on Highway 51 north of Postville.

Benda was airlifted to a hospital in La Crosse, Wisconsin where he's in critical condition.

DPS says the accident remains under investigation.

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