Several hurt in multi-vehicle crash in Mason City Thursday night

(ABC 6 News) – The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a multi-vehicle crash Thursday night that sent several people to the hospital.

The sheriff’s office said just after 9:30 p.m. deputies responded to a four-vehicle crash near County Road B20 on Highway 65.

A preliminary investigation shows a Volkswagen Jetta driven by a 21-year-old from Mason City was headed north when they slowed to make a U-turn on the highway. As the 21-year-old crossed onto the center of the highway a Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by a 17-year-old from Mason City was headed toward them and collided. After hitting the first car the 17-year-old’s vehicle hit two other northbound vehicles.

Two people had to be extricated from their vehicles by the Mason City Fire Department. One person was taken to the hospital by ambulance, two others went by private vehicle. All three people have non-life-threatening injuries.

The sheriff’s office said there is extensive damage to all four vehicles. An investigation into the crash is ongoing.