Semi rear-end’s pickup, 1 injured


November 12th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The driver of a pickup truck was flown to a hospital in Omaha Monday afternoon, after his vehicle was rear-ended by a semi, west of Red Oak. The Iowa State Patrol says 48-year old Danny Jennings, of Red Oak, was flown by LifeNet to Creighton Hospital following the crash on Highway 34, in Montgomery County. Officials say Jennings was traveling east in the slow lane, preparing to turn right onto Avenue A, when his 1998 Chevy pickup was hit from behind by a 2013 Volvo semi, driven by 31-year old Tracey Campbell, of Russell, IA. The accident happened when Campbell became distracted, and didn’t see Jennings slowing for the turn. Following the crash, the pickup spun clockwise into the southeast ditch, while the semi remained under control and stopped on the shoulder of the highway. The accident, which occurred at around 2:30-p.m., Monday, remains under investigation by the State Patrol.