One person was killed and another injured during a collision between a semi and a car early this morning in western Iowa’s Crawford County. The Iowa State Patrol says 52-year-old Sandra Rogers, of Hornick, died in the crash just before 2 AM on Highway 59 about seven-miles north of Defiance.
Officials say a 2007 Freightliner semi driven by 54-year-old Donald Dean Benton, of Sac City, was traveling north on Highway 59 approaching the intersection of Highway 141. At the same time, 2008 Toyota Corolla driven by Rogers was traveling westbound on Highway 141.
When she failed to stop at the intersection, the vehicles collided. A passenger in Rogers’ car, 32-year-old Aaron Michael Clark, of Hornick, was injured in the crash and taken to a hospital in Omaha. The driver of the semi was not hurt. The Patrol says there was very thick fog in the area at the time, which may have contributed to the accident.