One-person was killed and another injured Tuesday during a collision between a pickup truck and a semi in southwest Iowa’s Fremont County. The driver of the pickup died at the scene of the crash along Highway 2, just west of the intersection with Highway 59.
The Iowa State Patrol says a 1994 GMC pickup was traveling east on Highway Two at around 3:50 P.M., when it crossed the center line and hit a 2009 Freightliner semi head-on. Following the crash, the pickup came to rest partially on the south shoulder of the highway in the eastbound lane, and burst into flames.
The cab of the semi came to rest in the south ditch, while the trailer remained partially on the south shoulder and on the eastbound lane of traffic. The driver of the semi was transported to the Shenandoah Hospital for treatment of possible injuries. The names of the drivers have not been released. Officials say the semi is registered to Werner Enterprises, out of Omaha.
By Ric Hanson, KJAN, Atlantic