(Le Mars) — The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office has released information relating to a multi vehicle crash with an entrapment and fire. The crash happened Thursday morning at about 9:04 a.m. and was located in the 3100 blk of C-38, near the Anthony Truck Wash, approximately two miles south of Le Mars. At the time of the accident, dense fog with low visibility was present. Le Mars Fire/Rescue and Ambulance were dispatched along with Plymouth County Deputies.
Upon arrival it was determined that a 2015 Peterbilt semi pulling a grain trailer owned by Visser Elevator INC. had pulled out of 31835 C38 and was west bound on C38. This vehicle was operated by Jordan Mulder age 33 of Sioux Center. Mulder was not injured in the crash.
A 2001 white GMC pickup owned by Plymouth Dairy Farms Inc. was west bound on C38. This vehicle rear-ended the trailer of the semi. The driver of this vehicle was trapped and this vehicle caught fire. The driver of this vehicle has what are believed to be life-threatening injuries and was taken to a Sioux City Hospital.
A 2013 Ram pickup owned by Michael Wolf and operated by Alec Wolf age 26 of Remsen was traveling west of C38. This vehicle then rear-ended the GMC truck. Wolf was not injured in the crash.
Le Mars Fire/Rescue was able to extinguish the fire and extricate the driver within 15 minutes of the time of call.
The semi-trailer has approximately $30,000 in damage both pickups are listed as totaled.
The Iowa State Patrol is the lead investigating agency on this crash. Assisting are the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office, the Hinton Police, Le Mars Fire/Rescue, Ambulance and Police, Plymouth County Roads, Iowa DOT motor vehicle enforcement, and Stockton Towing.
This crash remains under investigation but it is believed that weather conditions played a role. No other information will be released at this time.