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There are three drivers heading eastbound on I-80 in Polk County and after the first loses control and spins out the other two do the same.

VEHICLE'S # 1,2,3 WERE EAST BOUND ON ITNERSTATE 80. VEHICLE # 3 LOST CONTROL AND SLIDE UNDER VEHICLE # 1'S TRAILER. VEHICLE # 3 SPUN OUT FROM UNDER VEHILCE # 1 AND VEHICLE # 2 STRUCK VEHICLE # 3. VEHICLE # 3 CAME TO REST ON THE NORTH SHOULDER OF INTERSTATE 80 EAST BOUND. VEHICLE # 1 AND # 2 CAME TO REST ON THE SOUTH SHOULDER FACING EAST BOUND. NO SIGNIFICANT INJURIES WERE REPORTED AT THE SCENE. VEHICLE # 3 WAS TOWED AWAY FROM THE SCENE. VEHICLE # 1 AND # 2 DROVE AWAY.


Crash Information

 

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Date of Accident
1/22/2012
Time of Accident 
07:55 AM
County
Polk - 77
Accident occurred within corporate limits of (city)
Law Enforcement Case Number:
2012004431
Literal Description 
EB I-35/80 MEASURING 0.55 MILES EAST FROM MILEPOST 135
Legal Intervention?
No
Private Property?
No
X-Coordinate:
448423.5
Y-Coordinate
4611045.

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Driver's Name - Last
PRIEST
First
JOHNNIE
Middle
RAY
Suffix
City
SHENANDOAH
State
IA - Iowa, US
Zip
516010000
Driver's Age
58
Citation Charge Code 1
Citation Charge 1
Gender
Male
State
IA - Iowa, US
Class
A - Veh w/26001 GVWR or more Towed unit is 10001 GVWR or more
Endorsements
Restrictions

B - Cor Lenses
Citation Charge Code 2
Citation Charge 2
Alcohol Test Given?
1 - None
Drug Test Given?
1 - None
Citation Charge Code 3
Citation Charge 3
Citation Charge Code 4
Citation Charge 4
Seating Position
01 - Front: Left Side / Motorcycle Driver
Injury Status
5 - Uninjured
Occupant Protection
2 - Shoulder and lap belt used
Airbag Deployment
5 - Not deployed
Airbag Switch Status
3 - No ON/OFF switch present
Ejection
1 - Not ejected
Ejection Path
Trapped
1 - Not trapped
Transported to:
NA
Transported by:
NA
Insurance Co. Name
HENDRICKSON TRANSPORTATION LLC
Year
2006
Make
Model
Style
TRACTOR
Approximate Cost to Repair or Replace
2000
Initial Travel Direction
2 - East
Vehicle Action
01 - Movement essentially straight
Speed Limit
65
Point of Initial Impact
06 - Left Rear
Most Damaged Area
06 - Left Rear
Extent of Damage
2 - Minor damage
Underride/Override
5 - Override, moving vehicle
Total Occupants
01
Traffic Controls
01 - No controls present
Vehicle Config.
09 - Tractor/semi-trailer
Cargo Body Type
02 - Van/enclosed box
Vehicle Defect
01 - None
Driver Condition
1 - Apparently normal
Vision Obscured
01 - Not obscured
Contributing Circumstances, Driver (up to 2)
SEQUENCE OF EVENTS
First Event
21 - Vehicle in traffic
Second Event
06 - Evasive action (swerve, panic braking, etc.)
Third Event
Fourth Event
Most Harmful Event (by vehicle)
21 - Vehicle in traffic
Emergency Vehicle Type
1 - Not applicable
Emergency Status
3 - Not Applicable
Carrier Name
HENDRICKSON TRANSPORTATION LLC
City
HAMBURG
State
IA - Iowa, US
Zip
51640
Number of Axles
2
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
80000
Placard #
Hazardous Materials Released?

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2
Driver's Name - Last
CARPENTER
First
JEROME
Middle
JAMES
Suffix
City
WEST DES MOINES
State
IA - Iowa, US
Zip
502650000
Driver's Age
46
Citation Charge Code 1
Citation Charge 1
Gender
Male
State
IA - Iowa, US
Class
C - Non-commercial vehicle or commercial Veh w/26000 GVWR or less & either 16 Pass Design or Hazmat
Endorsements
None
Restrictions

None
Citation Charge Code 2
Citation Charge 2
Alcohol Test Given?
1 - None
Drug Test Given?
1 - None
Citation Charge Code 3
Citation Charge 3
Citation Charge Code 4
Citation Charge 4
Seating Position
01 - Front: Left Side / Motorcycle Driver
Injury Status
5 - Uninjured
Occupant Protection
2 - Shoulder and lap belt used
Airbag Deployment
5 - Not deployed
Airbag Switch Status
3 - No ON/OFF switch present
Ejection
1 - Not ejected
Ejection Path
Trapped
1 - Not trapped
Transported to:
NA
Transported by:
NA
Insurance Co. Name
Year
2002
Make
Chrysler - CHRY
Model
TOW
Style
VN
Approximate Cost to Repair or Replace
2000
Initial Travel Direction
2 - East
Vehicle Action
01 - Movement essentially straight
Speed Limit
65
Point of Initial Impact
01 - Front
Most Damaged Area
01 - Front
Extent of Damage
3 - Functional damage
Underride/Override
1 - None
Total Occupants
01
Traffic Controls
01 - No controls present
Vehicle Config.
03 - Van or mini-van
Cargo Body Type
01 - Not applicable
Vehicle Defect
01 - None
Driver Condition
1 - Apparently normal
Vision Obscured
01 - Not obscured
Contributing Circumstances, Driver (up to 2)
SEQUENCE OF EVENTS
First Event
06 - Evasive action (swerve, panic braking, etc.)
Second Event
21 - Vehicle in traffic
Third Event
Fourth Event
Most Harmful Event (by vehicle)
21 - Vehicle in traffic
Emergency Vehicle Type
1 - Not applicable
Emergency Status
3 - Not Applicable
Carrier Name
City
State
Zip
Number of Axles
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
Placard #
Hazardous Materials Released?

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3
Driver's Name - Last
KREBS
First
CORY
Middle
PATRICK
Suffix
City
GRIMES
State
IA - Iowa, US
Zip
50111
Driver's Age
45
Citation Charge Code 1
Citation Charge 1
Gender
Male
State
IA - Iowa, US
Class
D - Chauffeur
Endorsements
None
Restrictions

S - SR Required
Citation Charge Code 2
Citation Charge 2
Alcohol Test Given?
1 - None
Drug Test Given?
1 - None
Citation Charge Code 3
Citation Charge 3
Citation Charge Code 4
Citation Charge 4
Seating Position
01 - Front: Left Side / Motorcycle Driver
Injury Status
5 - Uninjured
Occupant Protection
2 - Shoulder and lap belt used
Airbag Deployment
5 - Not deployed
Airbag Switch Status
9 - Unknown
Ejection
1 - Not ejected
Ejection Path
Trapped
1 - Not trapped
Transported to:
NA
Transported by:
NA
Insurance Co. Name
Year
1996
Make
Ford - FORD
Model
F150
Style
PICK UP
Approximate Cost to Repair or Replace
2000
Initial Travel Direction
2 - East
Vehicle Action
01 - Movement essentially straight
Speed Limit
65
Point of Initial Impact
01 - Front
Most Damaged Area
01 - Front
Extent of Damage
5 - Severe, vehicle totaled
Underride/Override
3 - Underride, no compartment intrusion
Total Occupants
01
Traffic Controls
01 - No controls present
Vehicle Config.
02 - Four-tire light truck (pick-up, panel)
Cargo Body Type
01 - Not applicable
Vehicle Defect
01 - None
Driver Condition
1 - Apparently normal
Vision Obscured
01 - Not obscured
Contributing Circumstances, Driver (up to 2)
SEQUENCE OF EVENTS
First Event
06 - Evasive action (swerve, panic braking, etc.)
Second Event
21 - Vehicle in traffic
Third Event
Fourth Event
Most Harmful Event (by vehicle)
21 - Vehicle in traffic
Emergency Vehicle Type
1 - Not applicable
Emergency Status
3 - Not Applicable
Carrier Name
City
State
Zip
Number of Axles
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
Placard #
Hazardous Materials Released?

ACCIDENT ENVIRONMENT
ROADWAY CHARACTERISTICS
Major Contributing Circumstances:
WORKZONE RELATED?
SEQUENCE OF EVENTS
Location of First Harmful Event
1 - On Roadway
Weather Conditions (up to two)
07 - Sleet, hail, freezing rain
Environment
2 - Weather condition
Location
First Harmful Event of Crash (use codes 11-42 only)
21 - Vehicle in traffic
Manner of Crash/Collision
6 - Sideswipe, same direction
Roadway
02 - Road surface condition
Type
Light Conditions
1 - Daylight
Surface Conditions
3
Type of Roadway Junction/Feature
01 - No special feature
Workers Present?

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NARRATIVE

VEHICLE'S # 1,2,3 WERE EAST BOUND ON ITNERSTATE 80. VEHICLE # 3 LOST CONTROL AND SLIDE UNDER VEHICLE # 1'S TRAILER. VEHICLE # 3 SPUN OUT FROM UNDER VEHILCE # 1 AND VEHICLE # 2 STRUCK VEHICLE # 3. VEHICLE # 3 CAME TO REST ON THE NORTH SHOULDER OF INTERSTATE 80 EAST BOUND. VEHICLE # 1 AND # 2 CAME TO REST ON THE SOUTH SHOULDER FACING EAST BOUND. NO SIGNIFICANT INJURIES WERE REPORTED AT THE SCENE. VEHICLE # 3 WAS TOWED AWAY FROM THE SCENE. VEHICLE # 1 AND # 2 DROVE AWAY.
 

Officer
CURRENT

Badge No.
091

Time Officer Notified of Accident
07:50

Time Officer Arrived At Scene
08:00

Name of Agency
P01

Date of Report
1/22/2012

Investigation made at scene?
Yes

T.I. #
Steve Lombardi
Iowa personal injury, workers' compensation, motorcycle, quadriplegic, paraplegic, brain injury, death
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