Schleswig teen injured during Crawford County rollover crash


March 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa State Patrol says a Schleswig teen was transported to the Crawford County Hospital following a single-vehicle rollover accident this (Wednesday) morning. Denison-Schleswig Fire and Rescue personnel used the “Jaws of Life” to pry 16-year old McKenzie Weiss from the SUV she was driving, after it went into a ditch and fence line before rolling onto its right side. The accident took place at around 7:15-a.m., as Weiss was traveling south on Highway 59, at the intersection with I Avenue. Officials say the teen lost control of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, after she over corrected when the SUV drifted onto right shoulder of the road. The teen was cited for Failure to Maintain Control. The combined damage to the Jeep and the fence, amounted to $8,500.