Olin Woman Injured In Linn Co. Accident


An Olin woman was injured in a one-vehicle accident early this morning in Linn County.  The accident happened at the intersection of Sawyer Road and Prairieburg Road.  A van eastbound on Sawyer Road driven by 47 year old Christine Egger-Jacobson failed to stop at the stop sign, proceeding through the intersection into the east ditch shearing off a utility pole and there came to rest.  Live power lines were on the vehicle and across Prairieburg Road.  Linn County REC came to the scene making the area safe for emergency personnel to approach the vehicle and eventually extricate Egger-Jacobson, who was then flown to the University Hospitals in Iowa City to be treated for her injuries.  The Sawyer Road/Prairieburg Road intersection will remain closed for several hours while Linn County REC repairs the power lines.  The Linn County Roads department has barricaded the roads leading to that intersection.  Charges are pending and the incident remains under investigation by the Linn County Sheriff’s Office.

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