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One man dead, two injured in Saturday crash

By Andy Hallman, Ledger news editor | Mar 06, 2017
Source: SUBMITTED Nelson

COPPOCK – One man was killed and two others were injured in a car accident Saturday morning in Jefferson County.

Jacob Aaron Nelson, 21, of Lockridge, was pronounced dead at the scene according to a press release from the Iowa State Patrol. One passenger in the car, Brett Nicholas Scott, 21, of Fairfield, was taken by AirCare to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

Another passenger, Maxwell Francis Spalla, 21, of Fairfield, was transported by his parents to Jefferson County Health Center.

All three were 2014 graduates of Fairfield High School.

The three men were riding in a 1997 Ford F-150, though the Iowa State Patrol’s crash report does not indicate who was driving the vehicle.

The vehicle was traveling west on 110th Street just west of Yew Avenue, near Coppock, at 1:36 a.m. Saturday. The Iowa State Patrol’s report indicated the driver of the vehicle lost control, causing the vehicle to leave the roadway, roll and come to rest on its top in the bottom of a ditch embankment on the north side of 110th Street.

Iowa State Trooper Rob White was assigned to investigate the case. White said today he was not at liberty to discuss many details of the case since it’s still under investigation. He said he had not had a chance to speak with either of the two injured men.

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