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A two-vehicle accident in Fayette County early Monday injured both drivers.

Sheriff's officials identified the victims as 29-year-old Brittany Benson of Waterloo and 57-year-old Gary Lauer of Randalia. They were taken to area hospitals for treatment, but authorities did not released the extent of their injuries.

Monday's accident happened around 5 AM about four miles east of Sumner. Officials said the two vehicles collided after Benson ran a stop sign.

According to authorities, Benson was driving her sport utility vehicle northbound on "V" Ave. and failed to stop at the signed intersection with Iowa Highway 93. Her SUV was struck by a westbound pickup, driven by Lauer.

After impact, both vehicles entered a ditch. Lauer's pickup rolled once and came to rest on the driver's side, sheriff's officials said.

Authorities continue to investigate the accident. They said charges are pending against Benson.

Fayette County sheriff's deputies were assisted at the scene by Sumner, Hawkeye and Decorah firefighters; SEMS ambulance and the Iowa Sate Patrol.

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Authorities said there was valid warrant for 29-year-old Baylee Stammeyer. She was arrested around 12:30 AM and booked into the Fayette County Jail.

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