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Two people were injured Thursday in a rollover crash in Mills County.

The Iowa State Patrol reported the crash occurred around 11:44 a.m. near the intersection of Highway 34 and 350th Street outside of Hastings.

A 2004 International semi-trailer, driven by Rafael Perez Pinero, 28, of Miami, was traveling eastbound on Highway 34 in a construction zone near 350th Street, when it allegedly failed to stop for a stopped line of vehicles waiting for a pilot car within the construction zone, reports stated.

The semi struck the rear of a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Jan Schaapherder, 56, of Clarinda. The force of the impact pushed the Silverado into the ditch, causing it to roll.

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The semi then struck another car, a 2016 Ford Edge, driven by Jeremy Tosaya, 38, of Elkhorn, Nebraska. The impact pushed the Edge out of its lane into another car. The semi then struck one more vehicle.

Malvern Rescue transported Schaapherder to Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak, and Tosaya to CHI Health Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs. No information about the extent of their injuries was available Friday morning.

The Iowa State Patrol is investigating the crash.

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