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Crash Closes Highway 61 In Jackson Co.

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Traffic on Highway 61 in Jackson County was brought to a halt after a crash between an SUV and a semi Monday morning, Oct. 7, 2013.

Officials say the SUV was crossing the highway north of Maquoketa when it ran into the path of an oncoming semi. The SUV was struck on the front passenger side and went into the median. Two people were in the SUV at the time. The driver was injured and had to be airlifted to the hospital.

The highway between County Road Y53 and County Road E17 had to be closed to traffic so the medical helicopter could land.  

The driver of the semi suffered minor injuries.