This next accident out of Chickasaw County on February 29, 2012 is very similar to the previous accident in Cerro Gordo County. The result is eerily similar, a man lost his life. But in this accident the driver who receives the worst personal injury is the guy coming the other way who is in his own lane of travel. The officer states that unit one came across the center line, it’s a semi truck and it strikes vehicle 2, another semi; head-on and Randy Strelow, a 51-year-old man died. Similar type of collision, a loss of control case, but the not-at-fault driver is the one who died. I say he’s the not-at-fault driver because he’s in the right lane and has his truck under control. According to the report he’s exhibited no loss of control over his vehicle.

Now many will say yeah, but the roads were icy; that’s meaningless because the roads are icy for everyone, this is Iowa in February and the weather isn’t a surprise to anyone.
Here is a story from the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier with an update.

UPDATE: 2 dead in Northeast Iowa crashes

wcfcourier.com/...accident...franklin-co/article_b207ce70-6325-11e1...

2 days ago – HAMPTON, Iowa — One person has died and four injured in a two-vehicleaccident on Highway 3 in Franklin County Wednesday.

Minimal Crash Report:
 Case Number:
 2012012646
 Type:
 Fatality
 County:
 19
 Crash Date:
 02292012
 Time:
 1333
 Location:
 US HWY 18 AND 270TH

 Vehicle 1 Year:
 2006
 Make:
 FRHT
 Type:
 SEMI
 Towed By:
 MARZENS
 Driver Name:
 JEREMY JOHN ADAMS
 Age:
 38
 City & State of Residence:
 NORTHWOOD,IA

 Vehicle 2 Year:
 2004
 Make:
 FRHT
 Type:
 SEMI
 Towed By:
 DELLS
 Driver Name:
 RANDY LEE STRELOW
 Age:
 51
 City & State of Residence:
 HAWKEYE,IA

 Vehicle 3 Year:
  
 Make:
  
 Type:
  
 Towed By:
  
 Driver Name:
  
 Age:
  
 City & State of Residence:
  

 Injury 1 Type:
 Injured
 Name:
 JEREMY JOHN ADAMS
 Age:
 38
 City & State of Residence:
 NORTHWOOD,IA
 seat belt Use:
  
 Life saved by seat belt:
  
 Transported To:
 PALMER HOSP
 Transported By:
 HAWKEYE

 Injury 2 Type:
 Fatality
 Name:
 RANDY LEE STRELOW
 Age:
 51
 City & State of Residence:
 HAWKEYE,IA
 seat belt Use:
  
 Life saved by seat belt:
  
 Transported To:
 FUNERAL HOME
 Transported By:
  
Motor Carrier Info (IF Large truck is involved)
 Name of Carrier:
 COCA-COLA
 DOT or MCC #:
 291145
 City & State of Carrier:
 MASON CITY,IA
 Hazmat Involved?:
  

 Summary:

   
UNIT 1 WAS WEST ON HWY 18, UNIT 2 WAS EAST ON HWY 18, UNIT 1
CROSSED THE CENTER LINE AND COLLIDED WITH UNIT 2 HEAD-ON, UNIT 1
CAME TO REST IN THE SOUTH DITCH AND UNIT 2 ON THE SOUTH
SHOULDER

 Officer Name:
 ISP 312 M TRIMBLE
 Post:
 10
 Assisted By:
 HAWKEYE FIRST RESPON
Steve Lombardi
Iowa personal injury, workers' compensation, motorcycle, quadriplegic, paraplegic, brain injury, death
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