Semi crashes into Minden home: medical condition likely cause


December 16th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

One person was in listed extremely critical condition after a semitrailer truck crashed into a house in Minden, this (Friday) morning.  Pottawattamie County dispatchers said the semi hit the house at 210 Lincoln Street about 7:15 a.m.  Emergency responders worked to resuscitate one person. The victim was taken to Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs.

Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Dwayne Riche, said the semi was an empty grain-hauler traveling northbound on County Road L-66 from Iowa Highway 83 when it left the roadway to the east and struck the residence. There was no one inside the structure when it was hit,  and the semi didn’t pass through the home, but did knock down some exterior walls.

Pott. County Sheriff Jeff Danker told KJAN News it appears that the driver of the semi suffered from a medical condition, possibly a heart attack, prior to the crash. The name of the driver has not yet been released.