Semi Totaled in Accident South Of Rock Rapids

Lyon County Sheriff Car Door 60-8Rock Rapids, Iowa — A George man and Florida man escaped injury after colliding at an intersection south of Rock Rapids on Saturday, January 14th.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that just after 1:15 pm on Saturday, 41-year-old Jason Klingenberg of George was driving a 2004 Peterbilt semi, pulling a flatbed trailer loaded with round bales, northbound on Highway 75, south of Rock Rapids, attempting to turn west onto A-34. Thirty-four-year-old Jean Wilder Cajuste of Ocala, Florida was driving a 2014 Volvo semi-tractor  behind Klingenberg. According to the report, Cajuste attempted to pass Klingenberg. Cajuste struck Klingenberg just as he was beginning to turn sending the Volvo into the west ditch, Klingenberg was able to complete his turn before coming to a stop.

The Volvo was a total loss, and the Peterbilt received $8,000 damage,

No injuries were reported.


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