Fatal Semi Collision

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Fatal Semi Collision

Rock Rapids, IA (KICD)–A Monday afternoon collision between two semis has taken the life of an Ashton man.

The Lyon County Sheriff says 56-year-old Steven McKee was driving a 1996 Freightliner semi tractor and trailer eastbound on County Road A-52 toward the intersection of Highway 75 at approximately 2:20 p.m. At the same time 57-year-old Danny Rude of Sioux City was driving a 2003 Peterbuilt semi tractor and trailer southbound on Highway 75 toward the intersection with County Road A-52.

Upon approaching the intersection with Highway 75, McKee failed to stop at the intersection for the stopsign. The front of the semi tractor that McKee was driving collided broadside into the semi tractor and trailer driven by Rude. Both semi tractors and trailers came to rest in the ditch southeast of the intersection.

McKee was pronounced deceased at the scene. Rude was transported by Lyon County Ambulance to the hospital in Rock Rapids where he was treated for minor injuries and released.

Others assisting include Doon Fire and Rescue, the Iowa State Patrol and DOT Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement.