Carroll County man dies after being hit by a semi in Waterloo over the weekend


March 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in the eastern Iowa community of Waterloo say a western Iowa man died Sunday, after he was hit by a semi along Highway 20. According to KWWL-TV in Waterloo, 19-year old Kyle Pudenz, of Carroll,  died, after he was hit by a semi as Pudenz was walking along the highway eastbound, near the Highway 63 ramp, at around 9:15-p.m. Sunday. Pudenz was found laying in the median, suffering from massive head and chest injuries. He died at a local hospital.

The driver of the semi, 49-year old Valoree Blake, of Vermillion, South Dakota, told authorities she tried, but failed to avoid hitting Pudenz when he walked into the semi’s path. Pudenz’s vehicle was found by police in the parking lot of a nearby motorcycle dealership. The accident remains under investigation.