Nora Springs man survives spectacular crash

NORA SPRINGS, Iowa – A North Iowa man is out of the hospital after a single-vehicle auto accident on Friday.

21-year-old Shamarre Maleke Lee of Nora Springs was driving an SUV east on Highway 18 and lost control on the overpass for Claybanks Road.  The Iowa State Patrol says there was frost on the overpass when this accident happened around 7:51 am.

Lee’s vehicle went into the south ditch and rolled over many times, tearing itself apart and spreading the engine, frame and body of the vehicle along a 70 foot stretch of the ditch.  Lee was transported by helicopter to Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa for what the State Patrol described as serious injuries.

Mercy Medical Center says Lee has been treated and released.

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