BC Truck driver injured in rear-end collision Friday afternoon


June 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A tractor-trailer driver from Richmond, British Colombia was injured Friday afternoon during a collision on Interstate 29, in Mills County. According to the Iowa State Patrol, 56-year old Michael Vostrov was driving a 2003 Volvo semi northbound on Interstate 29 at around 2:50-p.m., when the rig slammed into the rear of another semi that was slowing for a traffic problem ahead. The other semi, a 1999 Kenworth, was driven by 31-year old Yevgeniy Martyn, of Vancouver, WA.

Officials say following the collision, the semi driven by Vostrov came to rest in the east ditch. Vostrov was flown by Lifenet helicopter to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. A report on his condition is not available.