Fatality Accident Early Saturday in Council Bluffs


November 25th, 2012 by Chris Parks

The Council Bluffs Police Department reports a single vehicle roll over accident resulted in a fatality early Saturday (11/24) morning on Interstate 29.  At approximately 3:35am Saturday officers responded to the accident on the I-29 Northbound on-ramp from I-80 eastbound near the state line.  A passing vehicle called the accident in reporting that they observed a vehicle off the roadway but did not observe anyone around the vehicle and continued on.

Upon arrival at the scene a white Nissan truck was observed on the west side of the roadway turned on it’s side.  The Council Bluffs Fire Department also responded to the scene and were the first to spot an adult male approximately 15 yards north of the truck.  The male was identified as 42-year-old Christopher A. Thacker of Bellevue and the CBFD pronounced him dead at the scene.

After investigation it was determined the vehicle was traveling on the 1-29 nothbound on-ramp from I-80 eastbound when it left the roadway to the right before over correcting and running of the road to the left.  Thacker then ran into a light pole and drove into the ditch where the truck flipped and rolled over before coming to a stop near the next light pole.  Thacker was the only occupant in the vehicle and appeared to have been ejected during the accident.  The truck was totaled and damage to the light pole was estimated at $1,000.