Fatal accident in Adams County


September 2nd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

A Corning man was killed Friday evening when the car he was driving was hit broadside by a semi, in Adams County. The Iowa State Patrol says 91-year old Harold Muschamp died at the scene of the crash, located at the intersection of Highways 34 and 148, just south of Corning.

Officials said Muschamp was traveling north on 148 and had stopped at the intersection before pulling out into the path of an eastbound semi driven by 64-year old Billie McCaughey, of Milan, MO. The accident happened at around 5:10-p.m.

After the impact, the car and semi stayed together and came to rest in the eastbound lanes of Highway 34, blocking the traveled portion of the roadway, for a little more than 4 hours. The semi driver was not injured in the crash.