2 killed in U.S. 61 crash identified

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We now know the names of the victims in Tuesday’s three-car crash that killed two people on U.S. Highway 61 near Long Grove.

Deputies say an 18-year-old from Elk River, Minnesota heading north lost control, crossed the median and hit two vehicles heading south — a Dodge Ram and a Toyota Corolla.

Gary Warren, 47, of Maquoketa was the driver of the Corolla and was killed, along with one of his passengers — David Muller, 45, of Maquoketa. Another passenger is in critical condition.

The 18-year-old driver was cited for failure to maintain control and not wearing a seatbelt. The crash remains under investigation by the Scott County Sheriff’s Office Accident Investigation Team.

EARLIER UPDATE: Two people died and three more were injured after a crash on U.S. Highway 61 near Long Grove on Tuesday, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office said.

Two people have serious injuries and one has minor injuries.

Preliminary information indicated a vehicle traveling northbound lost control and hit two vehicles on the southbound side.

Southbound U.S. 61 is down to one lane with periodic closures as the sheriff’s office investigates. Northbound traffic should continue to flow normally.

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