Interesting accident in the Iowa State Patrol (ISP) crash reports this week. Unfortunately it resulted in the death of a 39-year-old man from Fremont, Iowa. The one question I have is why wasn't there a spotter in the road or some warning device (cones) to warn or stop oncoming traffic. Would the driver of the 1986 Toyota still be alive today had there been some way to warn him of the feed trailer blocking County Road G77?

VEH #1 WAS STOPPED IN EASTBOUND LANE ATTEMPTING TO BACK INTO DRIVEWAY, TRAILER ATTACHED TO VEH 1 WAS ANGLED ACROSS THE WESTBOUND LANE, VEH #2 WAS TRAVELLING WESTBOUND, FAILING TO SEE THE TRAILER, VEH 2 STRUCK LEFT DUALS OF VEH 1, PUNCTURING TRAILER AND CAUSING FEED TO SPILL, VEH 2 ENGINE CAUGHT FIRE & SPREAD TO THE REST OF THE VEH, ASSISTED AT SCENE BY MAHASKA CO SO, WAPELLO CO SO, EDDYVILLE FIRE & RESCUE AND MAHASKA CO.

  • Date: march 31, 2011
  • Time: 6:17 a.m.
  • Place: 1 MILE EAST OF EDDYVILLE ON COUNTY ROAD G77
  • Type: Road blocked by semi-truck carrying feed.
  • Vehicle 1: 2005 Mack Truck Semi.
  • Vehicle 2: 1986 Toyota 4 Runner
  • Driver 1: Jones
  • Other involved entities: Nutri-Tech Feeds, Inc. from Oskie.
  • Trooper: Jason Neely and Doug Rupe from Post 13.

Any questions about this report may be directed to the following address:
Iowa State Patrol District 13 Office
1300 S Grand Ave
Mt Pleasant,IA 52641-1862
Phone: (319) 385-8715
Fax: (319) 385-2743

Link to crash report: Description: Shaffer Fatality - Iowa - ISP - Duty to Warn Oncoming Traffic

Steve Lombardi
Iowa personal injury, workers' compensation, motorcycle, quadriplegic, paraplegic, brain injury, death
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