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Solon Springs woman killed in crash

One person is dead as the result of a traffic crash Saturday in Solon Springs, according to a news release issued by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

The crash was reported to Douglas County 911 at 11:42 a.m. at the U.S. Highway 53 and North Boundary Road intersection.

Leita Antonson, 66, of Solon Springs was pronounced dead at the scene.

Antonson had been driving southbound on Highway 53 and made a left turn onto North Boundary Road, crossing in front of a northbound pickup truck towing an enclosed trailer. The Antonson vehicle was struck broadside in the passenger side door and all units ended up in the ditch on the east side of the highway.

The driver of the northbound pickup, Brandon Braun, 36, of Iowa was uninjured, as was a 36-year-old male front seat passenger, also from Iowa. A 32-year-old Iowa man was a passenger in the backseat reported minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital by ambulance. His condition is unknown.

The crash remains under investigation by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

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