No injuries in semi vs. car crash

A crash involving a semi-trailer and SUV outside of the Koch Nitrogen Co. plant north of Duncombe early Monday morning resulted in no serious injuries or fatalities.

A Jeep hit the back of a Van Diest supply truck turning into the plant, getting stuck underneath the semi as it came to an abrupt stop.

Webster County Sheriff’s Deputy Jenny Randleman said that wind and humid weather conditions around 7:45 a.m. left exhaust from the plant suspended over the 3100 mile of 200th Street (Old Highway 20), reducing visibility to zero.

Minor injuries were reported by the two occupants of the Jeep, whose airbags were deployed. The driver and passenger refused medical transport and were able to exit the vehicle on their own. Randleman said the height of the vehicle may just have been enough to keep them from being more seriously injured.

“It was a hard impact,” she said, with no skid marks visible on the road.

Due to weather conditions, no citations were issued.


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