Drivers Identified and a Citation Issued from Monday’s South Highway 4 Crash in Greene County

February 9, 2018 9:52 am

Greene County SheriffThe drivers have been identified, and one faces a citation, following a three vehicle wreck on south Highway 4 Monday in Greene County.

The crash happened at 10:24am near the 2200 block of Highway 4, near the New Cooperative site. David Smith of Scranton was driving a New Cooperative semi-tractor trailer carrying anhydrous ammonia heading south on Highway 4, when he slowed to turn right into the New Co-op’s site. Matthew Sievers of Newell was traveling behind Smith in a semi hauling hogs, and didn’t see him slow down and clipped the the New Cooperative semi. The New Cooperative semi then bounced into the northbound lane, striking an Iowa Department of Transportation plow truck, driven by Ryan Greenley of Boone.

Sievers was transported by Greene County Emergency Medical Services to Greene County Medical Center with a non life-threatening injury to the head. Greenley suffered minor injuries and Smith was uninjured. The hog semi was a total loss, but all hogs were safe and transferred to other hog trailers. There was $15,000 in damage to the DOT truck and $3,000 in damages to the New Cooperative semi. Sheriff Jack Williams says no anhydrous leaked out of the tanker.

Williams adds that Sievers was cited for failure to maintain control.

The Greene County Sheriff’s office, Jefferson Police Department and Greene County Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene.

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