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UPDATE: Names Released: Two Injured, One Airlifted After Granville Area Crash

UPDATE: The names of the people involved in an injury accident near Granville on Saturday night have been released.

According to the Iowa State Patrol, the driver of the SUV was 41-year-old Michelle Schwarz of Paullina. She was transported by ambulance to the Orange City Area Health System hospital and was later airlifted to Mercy One in Sioux City. A passenger in her vehicle, identified only as a 14-year-old minor male, was also taken to the Orange City hospital.

The driver of the semi has been identified as 48-year-old Ricky Obbink of Ireton. He did not report any injuries in the crash, nor did two passengers in the semi.

The trooper’s report says the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office, Granville EMS, other troopers, and the Iowa Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Enforcement Division assisted on the scene.

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Original story posted Nov 22, 2020 at 03:19:

Granville, Iowa — Two people were taken to a hospital and one of them was airlifted to a Sioux City hospital after an accident near Granville on Saturday, November 21, 2020.

The Iowa State Patrol reports that about 7:10 p.m., a 41-year-old driver was driving a 2014 GMC SUV westbound on Highway 10, a half-mile east of McKinley Avenue — the county line road. A 48-year-old driver was eastbound on 10 in a 2015 Peterbilt semi.

The preliminary report says that the eastbound truck was hauling a piece of farm equipment and struck the westbound SUV.

The driver of the SUV was transported to the Orange City Health System Hospital and was later airlifted to Mercy Medical center in Sioux City. The driver’s injuries were described as “life-threatening.” A 14-year-old passenger in the SUV was also transported to Orange City, but their injuries were described as “minor.”

At last report, the names of the victims had not been released.

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