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HUDSON — One person is dead and another was injured following a four-vehicle crash south of Hudson Monday.

The identity of the deceased and the others involved weren’t immediately available.

The collision happened around 11:40 a.m. on South Hudson Road/U.S. Highway 63 just north of Eagle Road and involved two pickup trucks with livestock trailers and two passenger cars.

Witnesses said a silver Honda HR-V was travelling southbound and passed two pickup trucks hauling livestock trailers containing live elk, which were also traveling southbound, according to the Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office.

The Honda HR-V struck a northbound white 2016 Tesla S head-on before striking both trucks and livestock trailers. After the impact it appears the Tesla struck the second truck and trailer. The driver of the Honda HR-V was pronounced dead at the scene.

The pickup drivers weren’t injured, and the elk in the trailers appeared to be OK.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by Hudson Police Department, Hudson Fire and Ambulance, MercyOne Paramedics and Air-Care 2.

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