Kevin Christensen of Riceville was mowing the roadside shoulder in rural Iowa when a semi-tractor being driven by Jay Hardecopf driving in the same direction collided. The semi is said to have rolled trapping Hardecopf underneath. The Howard County Sheriff’s office investigated and Hardecopf was flown to Iowa City. The accident location is County Road T-68 2 miles south of Riceville. Hardecopf is from Leroy, Minnesota and Christensen from Riceville. Trooper Domino, ISP 364 in Mason City, Iowa. 641-424-3625.
Summary: VEH 2 WAS NORTHBOUND ON T68 MOWING THE SHOULDER, VEH 1 WAS ALSO NORTHBOUND AND STRUCK VEH 2 IN THE REAR CAUSING IT TO ROLL AND TRAP THE DRIVER UNDERNEATH, ASSISTED BY RICEVILLE FIRE AND AMB, HOWARD COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE AND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
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