Two Semis Collide


– photo courtesy Le Mars Fire Rescue

Two trucks collided Tuesday afternoon on Iowa Highway 3 west of Le Mars, causing injury to one of the drivers.
Plymouth County Sheriffs Deputies and Le Mars Fire Rescue responded to the accident scene at the Brunsville intersection. A semi loaded with hogs, driven by 37 year old Korey Krieg of Kinsgley, traveled south on K42. It went through the intersection of Highway 3, where it was struck by a westbound semi.  The sheriffs Office says Kreig’s vehicle either did not or could not stop at the intersection. Both units entered the southwest ditch after impact. The driver of the westbound truck, 42 year old Aaron Manley of Akron, had to be extricated from the vehicle, and was taken to MercyOne Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He was treated and later released. Kreig was not injured, but was cited for failure to stop and yield the right of way. There were 160 hogs in the trailer. 60 either were killed in the crash or had to be euthanized. Highway 3 was closed for nearly six hours for cleanup.