A tanker truck driver was killed when his rig collided with a car in northeast Iowa. The Bremer County Sheriff’s Department says 37-year-old James Ruehlow of Mason City died on Thursday after an accident two-and-a-half miles east of Plainfield at the intersection of a county road and State Highway 188.
His truck collided with a car driven by 16-year-old Nicole Manross of Waverly, rolling the truck and sending it into a ditch. Manross was not injured in the accident. The highway was closed for 4 hours after the accident as authorities had to clean up diesel fuel that had spilled from the truck into the ditch.
(Reporting by Bob Fisher, KRIB, Mason City)