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Car accident sends one to hospital in Mason City
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Car accident sends one to hospital in Mason City

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An accident involving two vehicles sent one person to the hospital for their injuries in Mason City on Tuesday afternoon.

According to a press release from the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff's Office, "25-year-old Dustin Fratzke of Mason City was southbound on Thrush Avenue in a Hewitt Hauling garbage truck attempting to turn east on 200th Street when 44-year-old Alice Hearn of Dumont attempted to overtake the garbage truck in her 2009 Ford F150."

The Cerro Gordo Sheriff's Department responded to the report at about 2:07 p.m.

Hearn was later transported to MercyOne North Iowa for her injuries; both drivers were wearing their seat belts, the press release noted. 

Also assisting at the scene were the Iowa State Patrol, Iowa Vehicle Enforcement, Rockwell Fire Department, Rockwell-Swaledale EMTs and Mason City Fire Medics. 

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As of Tuesday afternoon, the accident is under investigation with charges pending. 

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