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Lake Park woman, dog injured in Thursday crash

A two-vehicle collision Thursday on Iowa 9 near 160th Avenue east of Lake Park sent one person to the hospital.

According to the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office, a 2004 Dodge Ram operated by Diane Kletsch, 59 of Valley Falls, Kansas was westbound when she lost control of the vehicle, which crossed the center line and collided with an eastbound 2016 Mercedes Benz operated by Tana Nozka, 43, of Lake Park. The crash was reported at 11:16 a.m. Thursday.

Nozka had to be extricated from her vehicle and was taken by ambulance to Lakes Regional Healthcare. A dog in Nozka’s vehicle was injured and was taken to a veterinarian. No injuries were reported to Kletsch.

Dickinson County Emergency Management, the Lake Park Fire Department and Lakes Regional Healthcare Ambulance assisted at the scene.

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