BANKSTON, Iowa — One person was taken to the hospital after a head-on collision on Sept. 9 in rural Dubuque County.

Joseph J. Smith, 71, of Peosta, Iowa, was transported to UnityPoint Health-Finley Hospital for treatment of his injuries, according to the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Department.


Authorities said Smith was traveling east on Asbury Road near Bankston at 1:43 p.m. when he reported falling asleep. Smith’s vehicle crossed the center line and struck a vehicle driven by Ralph A. Roling, 73, of Dubuque. Roling and a passenger refused medical treatment at the scene.

Smith was cited with failure to yield half of the roadway.

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