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Two Area Residents Injured in Fatal Jackson County Accident

Two area men were injured in collision on Highway 61 in Jackson County on Tuesday afternoon.

The Iowa State Patrol says a pickup driven by 74-year old Devere Clinton of Elkader was traveling north on Highway 61 when a southbound vehicle crossed into his path while attempting to make a left turn onto Hurtsville Road.  The two vehicles collided and came to rest in the east ditch.

Clinton, along with 20-year old Ervin Miller of Edgewood, were injured and taken to Mercy One Hospital in Dubuque.

The driver of the other vehicle, 68-year old Gary Schlapia and 61-year old Michael Griffin, both of Maquoketa, were killed in the accident, which remains investigation by the Iowa State Patrol.

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