Authorities in western Iowa say an Oakland teen was killed at midday Thursday after the vehicle he was driving was crushed when it collided with a semi-truck near Oakland. The victim is identified as 19-year-old Benjamin Michael Eslinger.
Pottawattamie County Chief Deputy Jim Matthei says a 2004 Sterling semi tractor-trailer was eastbound on Highway 6. A 1997 Pontiac Grand Am was southbound on 450th Street and either failed to stop or failed to remain stopped at the stop sign and was struck by the semi.
Matthei says the truck driver, 49-year-old Michael Hennigar of Fertile, was not hurt. Traffic was blocked for about two and a half hours while officials investigated the crash and crews worked to free the car from the wreckage.