Car vs. semi accident Saturday near Treynor


December 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A spokesman for the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Department says two Villisca teens were injured when a car collided with a semi Saturday morning, just east of Treynor. Sergeant Dwayne Riche told KJAN News the accident happened at the intersection of Highway 92 and 370th Street east of Treynor at around 9:45-a.m. Saturday. Riche says the semi was traveling west on Highway 92 at the same time the car was traveling north on 370th Street – or, County Road M-16, when the car failed to stop at the controlled intersection and hit the rear axles of the trailer being pulled by the semi.

Two passengers in the car, 15-year-old Thad Brunning Villisca, were transported by Carson Rescue to Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs. Niether the driver of the 2011 Chevy Malibu, 16-year old Eric Bodwell, nor the driver of the semi, 45-year old Andrey Galinov, of Lawrenceville, NJ, were injured.

Eric Bodwell was cited for Failure to Yield and a seat belt violation. Damage from the crash amounted $22,000. The wreckage of the semi remained near the roadway this (Monday) morning.