Note to readers:

Amanda Lassance, an assistant Jackson County prosecutor, was cited with possession of an open alcoholic beverage while operating a motor vehicle April 6. Then, six days later, in an unrelated accident, she was injured in a head-on car crash. Because the two incidents have no relationship with one another, the Sentinel-Press is publishing each story separately.


Jackson County’s assistant attorney, Amanda Lassance, was airlifted to a hospital in Iowa City following a head-on car crash during the middle of the day on Friday. 

Lassance, 36, of LaMotte, was flown by Med Force helicopter to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, according to an accident report from Iowa State Patrol.

The crash happened at noon on Iowa Highway 136 in Clinton County. 

Lassance was driving east in her 2013 Mazda when a vehicle in the westbound lane crossed the center line and hit her vehicle, according to the report. The report said Andrew M. Drury, 39, of Clinton was driving the 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer that struck Lassance’s car.

 Drury was taken by ambulance to Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa.

The Iowa State Patrol is still investigating the accident. They were assisted at the scene by the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office and Lost Nation Fire Department. 

Jackson County Attorney Sara Davenport said she didn’t want to go into much detail about Lassance’s condition, but shared that “she is stable, but has a long recovery.”

For now, Davenport said she is handling all of Lassance’s workload.