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West Union man dies in head-on collision in Fayette County

MedFlight transported 27-year-old Kayla Deen Taylor, of Fayette, to Iowa City, after a head-on crash Wednesday morning on Highway 150 south of Fayette. The other driver, Benjamin John Campbell, 34, of West Union, died. (Fayette County Sheriff’s Office)
MedFlight transported 27-year-old Kayla Deen Taylor, of Fayette, to Iowa City, after a head-on crash Wednesday morning on Highway 150 south of Fayette. The other driver, Benjamin John Campbell, 34, of West Union, died. (Fayette County Sheriff’s Office)

FAYETTE — A 34-year-old man died in a head-on collision Wednesday morning in Fayette County.

Benjamin John Campbell, of West Union, died. The crash happened on Highway 150 one mile south of Fayette around 7:24 a.m., according to a release from the Fayette County Sheriff’s office.

The other driver, Kayla Deen Taylor, 27, of Fayette, suffered serious injuries and was transported by MedFlight to Iowa City.

Taylor was traveling northbound in a 2005 Ford F150 truck when Campbell, driving southbound in a 1997 Ford F250 truck, crossed the centerline and entered the opposite lane of traffic.

The accident is being investigated by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office technical collision investigator.

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