Two Injuries and Three Vehicles Totaled in Crash on Highway 30 in Greene County

February 5, 2018 8:43 pm

iowa-state-patrolA three vehicle crash on Highway 30, between Jefferson and Grand Junction, results in all three vehicles totaled and two injuries.

The crash happened shortly before 10am Monday at the intersection of Highway 30 and S Avenue. Greene County Sheriff Jack Williams tells Raccoon Valley Radio that a semi-tractor trailer carrying hogs was heading south on S Avenue when the driver ran the posted stop sign and struck an eastbound semi-tractor fuel tanker on Highway 30. The fuel tanker was carrying 8,300-gallons of gasoline and the impact of the collision immediately caught the fuel on fire and separated the semi-tractor from the fuel tank. The hit also made the fuel tank collide with a pickup truck, that was also heading east on the highway.

Region V Hazmat was brought on scene, as a precaution, but Williams says they decided to wait for all of the fuel to finish burning instead. Williams points out that the driver of the hog semi was ejected from his vehicle and eventually was taken to a Des Moines hospital with life-threatening injuries. The pickup truck driver suffered minor injuries and the driver of the fuel tanker was uninjured. Part of the highway was closed until 3pm.

The Iowa State Patrol, Grand Junction Fire and Rescue, Jefferson and Paton Fire departments, Greene County Emergency Medical Services and the Iowa Department of Transportation Vehicle Enforcement, along with the Greene County Sheriff’s office all responded to the scene. Williams believes citations may be issued following the completion of the investigation by the Iowa State Patrol.

Raccoon Valley Radio will bring you more information as it becomes official.

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