A single-vehicle accident Tuesday night in southwest Iowa’s Mills County claimed the life of a man from Minnesota. According to the Iowa State Patrol, 74-year-old Lawrence Decheine, of Blaine, Minnesota, was not wearing his seat belt, when the semi he was driving entered the median before rolling several times.
The accident happened around 6 P.M. on Interstate 29 northbound, just north of the exit to Plattsmouth, Nebraska. Officials say when the 2014 Freightliner semi went out of control and entered the median, Decheine overcorrected, causing the rig to roll before it came to rest on the northbound lanes of the interstate.
Decheine was trapped in the cab and had to be freed by rescue crews from Glenwood. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
(Reporting by Ric Hanson, KJAN, Atlantic)