Five semi-truck chain-reaction crash results in death and injury

Legal News for Iowa 18-wheeler accident attorneys. A chain-reaction collision involving five tractor-trailers killed one and injured another.

Iowa State Patrol is investigating a crash involving five 18 wheelers near the Missouri Valley.

Omaha, IA—A collision between five 18-wheelers resulted in a fatality and injuries along Interstate 29 on Tuesday, February 16, 2010. The massive collision occurred just before noon at mile maker 75, just south of Missouri Valley, as reported by The Daily Nonpareil.

The Iowa State Patrol reported that four semi-trucks were stopped in the southbound right lane on I-29 for unknown reasons, when a fifth 18-wheeler slammed into the back of the fourth semi, causing a chain-reaction crash.

The collision killed one person, who is only identified as a 62-year-old South Dakota man, and injured Charles M. Sundt, 62, of Garretson. Both men were rushed by Missouri Valley Fire and Rescue to a Missouri Valley Hospital for treatment, but the 62-year-old driver’s injured proved fatal after arriving. Sundt was reportedly driving the second big rig, and Timothy J. Walburn, 56, of Louisville, Ky, was identified as the driver of the third semi. Karl Krueger of Sioux Falls, S.D., was reportedly driving the semi that hit the rearmost tractor-trailer, causing the chain of crashes. Iowa State Police stated that the multiple vehicle collision was not weather related. A full investigation by police officials is underway.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Iowa 18-wheeler accident lawyers.

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