"Dan Heiar was in a one-vehicle accident on Sunday morning and he is in intensive care in Iowa City. He is lucky to be alive! Lost control as he was returning to Iowa City and another vehicle saw him roll his truck and was able to call 911 right away and it took about an hour to get him out of his truck. He dislocated his hip and wrist but luckily no head injury or spine problems! He did suffer internal injuries, broken ribs and bruised organs and he is in intensive care. Since he is stable they are putting off surgery due to damage to his diaphragm. His mom and family are grateful he is as good as he is... please keep him in your prayers."
Heiar is a member of the 2011 Hawkeye recruiting class. The 280 pound offensive lineman is a native of Charlotte, Iowa and played two years at Iowa Western Community College. After Heiar committed to Iowa he told Ryan Suchomel, of Hawk Central, “I’d dreamed about being a Hawkeye, running out of the tunnel at Kinnick Stadium, I grew up as a Hawkeye fan. I told myself if I ever got the chance to play for them, I would. I wouldn’t pass it up.”
UPDATE: 4/13/2011 2:29 PM CST
Marc Morehouse, of the Cedar Rapids Gazette, spoke with Iowa State Patrol Trooper Matt Costello. Here is the story:
Details released on Iowa lineman’s Interstate 80 crash