New Hampton, Iowa Semi-Truck vs Car Accident

Posted on Jan 24, 2016

The KCCI story indicates three people were killed and two were injured in a crash on Highway 63 at 240th Street. A Chevy Malibu driven by Bertha Smith of Waterloo crashed with a semi driven by Kevin Powers. According to the news report the Smith vehicle failed to yield the right of way to the semi. Three people in the Smith car were killed and two were seriously injured. All five would have claims against Smith and her insurance company. It is doubtful there is enough insurance to cover all the damages and so it is imperative that those with the most serious claims hire lawyers and present insurance claims quickly. 

3 killed, 2 hurt in car vs. semi crash

UPDATED 5:12 PM CST Jan 20, 2016

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa —Three people were killed and two hurt in a crash near New Hampton on Tuesday.

The crash was reported about 6:18 p.m. on Highway 63 at 240th Street.

A Chevy Malibu was traveling westbound on 240th Street and an Iowa State Patrol report shows failed to yield to a semi tractor-trailer.

The semi, driven by Kevin Powers, 34, of Ainsworth, was traveling northbound on Highway 63.  The car was driven by Bertha Smith, 22, of Waterloo.

The semi hit the car broadside and both vehicles came to rest in the median, troopers said.

A rear passenger in the car was ejected during the crash.

Latorris Duffie, 24; Keith Demry, 29; and Devin Gordin, 25, were killed in the crash. Smith and Shaun Anderson, 25, were hurt.

The crash remains under investigation.

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa —Authorities say three people in a car were killed when it collided with a semitrailer in northeast Iowa's Chickasaw County.

The accident was reported about 6:20 p.m. Tuesday, about two miles south of New Hampton on U.S. Highway 63.

The Iowa State Patrol says the driver of a westbound car didn't yield to cross traffic at a highway intersection, so the car was struck by the northbound truck.

The patrol says three people in the car died. They were identified as 24-year-old Latorris Duffie and 25-year-old Devin Gordin, of Waterloo; and 29-year-old Keith Demry, of Richfield, Minnesota.

The driver and another passenger were hospitalized. The patrol says the truck driver was not injured.

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