Pedestrian struck and killed on I-35
September 17th, 2011 by Chris Parks
A pedestrian crossing Interstate-35 Southbound around the 93 mile marker was struck by a semi trailer at around 3:57pm Friday (9/16) afternoon.
26-year-old Brandon Wayne Townsley of Des Moines was attempting to cross the interstate from the left with gas for his disabled vehicle when he was struck by a 2007 KW Semi Trailer driven by 57-year-old John William Hollinger of Clive. A second pedestrian that was with Townsley remained on the left shoulder and did not attempt to cross.
Townsley was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver Hollinger received only minor injuries and was not transported from the scene.