A western Iowa man was killed in a car-truck crash in Crawford County on Tuesday morning near the town of Charter Oak. According to the Iowa State patrol accident report, 29-year-old Benjamin Randall Monk of Ute was killed when the 1989 Mazda he was driving rear-ended a 2001 Peterbuilt semi tractor trailer driven by 37-year-old Justin Hanson of Ute.
Hanson was eastbound on Highway 141 when he stopped to take a left turn into a farm drive and was waiting for traffic. The Monk vehicle failed to stop and struck the rear of the trailer. Monk was pronounced dead at the scene. Monk was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.
By Michael Earl, KDSN, Denison