(Podcast) -Story CORRECTION re: Monona County Accident

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July 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

In a correction to our story broadcast Saturday and on the web, contrary to earlier reports, the Iowa State Patrol says a Pottawattamie County man was INJURED following a rollover accident Friday afternoon in western Iowa’s Monona County, he did NOT die.  26-year old Mitchell Blazek, of Council Bluffs was hurt  when he was ejected from the 2001 GMC Yukon he was driving, after the vehicle went out of control in a construction zone on Interstate 29, at around 4:25-p.m., Friday.

Officials say the SUV was traveling south in the left lane near mile marker 113, because the right lane was closed due to road surface work. The speed limit in the area had been reduced to 55-miles per hour. For reasons unknown, the SUV went out of control and crossed the right lane before entering the west ditch and rolling over before coming to rest upright.

Blazek came to rest in the west ditch, about 50-feet north of the SUV. He was flown by Life Net to Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, where he was treated for injuries. Two children, ages 1 and 3, were in strapped into their car seats, and were not injured. The accident remains under investigation.