1 killed 3 injured in Crawford County crash Thu. night


November 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

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One person was killed and three others were injured Thursday night, during a collision between two cars in Crawford County. The Iowa State Patrol says driver of a 2001 Saturn SC-2, 50-year old Jeffrey Alan Studt, of Vail, died in the crash, which occurred at around 11:30-p.m., northwest of  Vail.  A passenger in his car 42-year old Christina Marie Studt also of Vail, was injured. The driver of the other vehicle, 30-year old Matthew Lee Johnson and his passenger, 27-year old Becky Ann Weller, both of Manilla, were also injured.

Officials say the Saturn was traveling south on 330th about one-half mile south of Avenue J, when it collided with Johnson’s  2001 Chevy Impala. The accident happened at the crest of a hill. Following the crash, both vehicles ended-up in the west ditch. All of the victims were transported to the Crawford County Hospital in Denison, by Vail Rescue. The accident remains under investigation.