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Le MARS, Iowa | A Granville, Iowa, woman sustained serious injuries after a head-on collision Saturday.

The Plymouth County Sheriff's Office said Colton Etler, 21, of Cokato, Minnesota, was traveling southbound on L-14 and when his pickup truck crossed the center line and struck a car driven by Paula Steffes, 48. The sheriff's office believes Etler fell asleep at the wheel.

The vehicles entered the east ditch and came to a rest. Steffes had to be extricated from the car. She was taken to an Orange City hospital for suspected serious injuries. Steffes had a female teenage passenger who was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries. 

The accident was located south of L-14 and 110th Street and was reported at 3 p.m. Saturday.



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