Ashton Truck Driver Dies In Highway 75 Accident Near Lyon/Sioux Line

Date posted - June 25, 2013

Fatal Crash 2Doon, Iowa — An Ashton truck driver died in an accident near Doon on Monday (6/24/2013).

The Iowa State Patrol reports that about 2:20 PM, 56-year-old Steven McKee of Ashton was driving a 1996 Freightliner semi. McKee was eastbound on County Road A52 toward the intersection with Highway 75, three miles east of Doon. At the same time, 57-year-old Danny Rude of Sioux City was driving a 2003 Peterbuilt semi southbound on Highway 75.

The State Patrol says that when McKee got to the intersection with Highway 75, he failed to stop for the stop sign. 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 dead at the scene. The Lyon County Ambulance transported Rude to Sanford Rock Rapids Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Department, Doon Fire and Rescue personnel, the Iowa State Patrol and the Department of Transportation Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement responded the accident.

Click here for McKee’s Obituary

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