(Hinton) — A head-on accident happened on Highway 75 near the Harness intersection. about two miles south of Hinton this morning involving a pick- up truck and a semi truck and trailer. The accident occurred at about 10:20 a.m. causing the semi truck to flip over, and landing near the railroad tracks. The pickup truck was pulling a dump trailer full of concrete and was
traveling southbound on Highway 75 and lost control and entered the northbound lane and collided with a semi truck and trailer. Both drivers were transported to MercyOne hospital in Sioux City. The driver of the semi truck sustained minor injuries. Injuries to the pickup driver are unknown.
Officials have not yet released any information as to the identities of the accident victims. The accident took place in the construction zone area between Hinton and Sioux City close to mile marker 104. As a result of the head-on accident, traffic was at a standstill for both lanes of traffic for more than two hours as officials cleaned up the debris, and conducted a
traffic accident investigation. Responding to the scene were the Hinton Fire Department and Hinton Ambulance, along with the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office, Plymouth County Conservation, Iowa DOT, and the Iowa State Patrol.
Here the pickup truck involved in a Monday morning accident on Highway 75, south of Hinton is seen being loaded on to Stockman’s Towing vehicle. The semi truck and trailer rolled over and landed near the railroad tracks. Highway 75 was shut down for nearly two hours as officials cleaned up the debris and authorities conducted their traffic accident investigation.
(photos courtesy to KMEG-TV, Siouxland News)