A van versus semi crash in western Iowa’s Monona County Thursday claimed the life of a Nebraska resident and injured another. An Iowa State Patrol report shows the driver of the van, 26-year-old Raetahne Thomas, of Walthill, Nebraska died in the crash.
Authorities say she was not wearing a seat belt. The driver of the semi, 43-year old Ricky Kellog, of Tekamah, Nebraska, was transported by Onawa Rescue to Burgess Hospital, where he was treated and released. The patrol reports Thomas’ van was traveling north on Cherry Avenue at around 2:50 p.m., as the semi driven by Kellog, was traveling south.
The vehicles sideswiped each other as they rounded a curve. Thomas’ van came to rest in a ditch, while the semi rolled over and came to rest on the road. Thomas was transported to Burgess Hospital, where she died from her injuries.
(Reporting by, Ric Hanson, KJAN, Atlantic)