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Driver and toddler killed in Henry County crash

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An adult driver and a toddler from West Burlington, Iowa died in a crash Sunday, July 1, 2012.

The wreck was reported just after noon on Highway 34 just east of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.

The 58-year-old driver of a tractor-trailer from Waterloo, Iowa reportedly stopped to look at a vehicle for sale that was parked near the road.  His stopped tractor-trailer was still in the right-hand westbound lane of the highway.

That’s when a westbound car approached and crashed into the rear of the trailer portion of the tractor-trailer.  

The 23-year-old driver of the car and a two-year-old passenger, both from West Burlington, Iowa, were taken to Henry County Hospital where they were pronounced dead.  The report from Iowa State Police indicates both were wearing seat belts.