Authorities are now releasing details of a fatal two-vehicle accident in central Iowa. A Poweshiek County Sheriff’s accident report states that shortly after 11 o’clock Monday night, a vehicle driven by 49-year-old Joan Leick of Durango, Iowa, was eastbound on Interstate 80 about one mile west of the Malcom interchange.
The vehicle was towing a pop-up camper. While passing a semi-trailer, Leick’s vehicle hit some tire debris, went out of control, side swiped the semi, went into the median and rolled several times, coming to rest on its top. The camper detached and came to a rest in the inner eastbound lane.
Leick was pronounced dead at the scene by assistant Poweshiek County medical examiner Tracy Smith. The driver of the semi, 38-year-old Gino Chouinard of Greenville, Missouri was uninjured.
(This article was updated July 6th to correct the age of Joan Leick)