Public Safety

Wrong-way crash on I-80 in Johnson County Sunday night kills Texas man

A Texas man was killed Sunday night in a crash involving a driver going the wrong way on Interstate 80 in Johnson County, according to the Iowa State Patrol.

Robert Sawyer, 64, of Nocona, Texas, died in the crash, the State Patrol said.

He was a passenger in a vehicle driven by David Sawyer, 31, of Frisco, Texas, which was struck head-on by a vehicle driven by Stephen D. Lucore, 32, of Iowa City.

Lucore, was traveling eastbound in the westbound lane of Interstate 80, according to the State Patrol.

Lucore and Mercedes Quevas, 58, a passenger in the Sawyer car, were injured. They were taken by AirCare to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

A vehicle, driven by Michael Griffin, 34, of Memphis, hit debris in the roadway. He was not injured.

The crash, which remains under investigation, happened about 9:30 p.m. near I-80’s mile marker 234, which is between Tiffin and Oxford.

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