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Paullina Trucker Involved In Dickinson County Crash

Terril, Iowa — A Dickinson County roadway was shut down for several hours Friday morning after a semi driven by a Paullina man was struck by an SUV.

The Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office investigated that collision shortly after 10:00 am Friday morning at the intersection of 310th Avenue and 200th Street, north of Terril.

Deputies say a 2003 Peterbilt semi-tractor, pulling a loaded grain trailer, driven by 46-year-old Chad Simm of Paullina, was southbound on 310th Avenue, and a 2012 GMC Yukon, driven by 65-year-old Janet Smith of Estherville, was westbound on 200th Street, when she failed to yield the right-of-way and entered the intersection, striking Simm’s Peterbilt on the driver’s side. According to authorities, both vehicles went out of control due to the impact, with Smith’s Yukon coming to rest in the east ditch, while Simm’s Peterbilt and trailer rolled onto its side, blocking the entire roadway and spilling its load of pelletized soybean meal.

Authorities say Smith was transported by ambulance to Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake with non-incapacitating injuries.  Deputies say Simm reported possible injuries but refused transport.


The roadway was shut down for several hours until the scene could be cleared.


Deputies say the crash remains under investigation.


Dickinson County deputies were assisted at the scene by Terril Fire Department, Terril Ambulance, Spirit Lake Ambulance, Milford Police, Iowa State Patrol, Jennings Tow, with Dickinson County Engineers aiding with road closure.


Photo courtesy Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office
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