Authorities said a Bellevue, Iowa, woman was killed and a 3-year-old girl was seriously injured Saturday night when a man driving in the wrong lane of U.S. 52 struck her vehicle head-on.   

Hannah Ruggeberg, 20, of Bellevue, Iowa, died as a result of injuries sustained in the wreck, which occurred at 6:34 p.m. near Bradel Cove, according to a release from the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Department.

The release states that Ruggeberg’s passenger, a 3-year-old girl, was airlifted to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics with serious injuries. 

Police said John Hoffman, 69, of Dubuque, was driving north on U.S. 52 in a southbound lane when he struck Ruggeberg's vehicle. He suffered minor injuries and was treated and released, according to the release. 

The crash remains under investigation. 


Authorities have released a few more details about a fatal crash that occurred Saturday night in the Key West area. 

The crash occurred at about 6:35 p.m. Saturday on U.S. 52 near Bradel Cove Road, which is about three miles southeast of Key West. A press release from the Dubuque County Sheriff's Department states that the wreck involved two vehicles.

One of the drivers was declared dead at the scene, it states. Two other people were taken by ambulance to a Dubuque hospital.

The names of those involved have not been released yet, and no details were provided on the cause of the crash. 

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