Motorcycle Driver Airlifted after Linn County Crash

One person was airlifted to the hospital following a crash in Linn County Saturday morning.

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says a motorcycle and pickup truck collided south of Martelle at the intersection of Highway 1 and Butcher Road.

The driver of the northbound motorcycle, 56-year old Thomas Auner of Tiffin, was transported by AirCare Helicopter to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics with what was believed to be life-threatening injuries. The driver of the westbound pickup, 62-year old Carol Brannaman of Mount Vernon, suffered what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to Jones Regional Medical Center in Anamosa.

The accident is still under investigation.