Deputy injured in crash on Des Moines County highway

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MIDDLETOWN, Iowa (AP) - A Des Moines County sheriff’s office deputy has been injured when his car collided with a truck hauling a trailer.

The Iowa Department of Public Safety says 51-year-old Lt. Clinton Williams was injured in the crash Monday on Highway 79 between Middletown and Lake Geode.

The crash happened about 12:15 p.m. when an eastbound car driven by Williams crossed into the westbound lane and collided with a truck pulling a grain trailer. The truck driver wasn’t injured.

Williams was flown to a hospital at the University of Iowa.