Lights and Sirens

Hospers Man Taken To Hospital After Two-Truck Crash

Granville, Iowa — A Hospers man was taken to the hospital after an accident between two trucks near Granville.

The Iowa State Patrol reports that about 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2019, 58-year-old Donald Irmiter of Hartley was driving a 2007 Freightliner straight truck, owned by Ag Partners of Albert City southbound on L26, a mile east and three north of Granville. They tell us 31-year-old Zachary Clarey of Le Mars was eastbound on 430th Street in a 1996 Freightliner straight truck, owned by Farmers Cooperative Company of Remsen.

The report says that Clarey had stopped for the stop sign, checked a paper map, and then looked but did not see the Ag Partners truck. It says he proceeded from the stop sign into the intersection with L26 and was struck broadside by the other truck, causing Clarey’s Farmer’s Coop truck to rotate counterclockwise and roll onto its side on the shoulder of the road. Irmiter’s Ag Partners truck came to rest on its wheels on the roadway.

The Hospers Ambulance took Irmiter to Orange City Health System Hospital. The trooper says seat belt usage by both drivers prevented serious injury.

Both trucks were totaled, with the Ag Partners truck sustaining $20,000 in damage and the Farmers Coop truck sustaining $40,000 in damage.

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