Spencer, IA (KICD)–A Spencer man was taken to the hospital after a pickup versus semi collision last Tuesday.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office says 84-year-old Wendell Anderson was traveling north in the 3700 mile of Highway 71 shortly after noon in a 1994 Dodge Ram 1500. 41-year-old Chad Morrow of Cushing was traveling behind Anderson in a 2001 Mack Semi. An unknown vehicle in front of both men slowed down and turned east abruptly, at which time Anderson and Morrow attempted to slow down. Morrow then rear-ended Anderson sending both vehicle onto the east shoulder of Highway 71.
Anderson was taken to Spencer Hospital by their ambulance crew and was treated for possible injuries. Morrow was cited for failure to stop in an assured and safe distance.
Spencer Fire and Rescue assisted on scene.