Two people suffered serious injuries in a single-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 20 near Winthrop Saturday evening.

Buchanan County sheriff's officials said their initial investigation determined that an eastbound vehicle crossed through median and westbound lanes, while rolling multiple times. The vehicle came to rest in the north ditch.

According to authorities, two people were airlifted to a hospital to be treated for serious injuries. The names of those hurt in the crash weren't immediately releaased.

The accident happened just before 8 PM Saturday. Sheriff's officials said U.S. 20 was shutdown for nearly an hour near the Winthrop exit, while authorities investigated the scene and cleared the highway of debris.

Buchanan County authorities continue to investigate the accident. They were assisted at the scene by the Iowa State Patrol, the Quasqueton and Winthrop FireFire Department, Winthrop Fire Department, Area Ambulance Service and AirCare.


Courtesy: Buchanan County Sheriff's Dept.