2 injured in Fremont County semi-vs.car, crash


April 9th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Two people were injured in a crash Monday night in Fremont County, when a semi clipped the front end of a passenger car on Interstate 29. The Iowa State Patrol reports the driver of a 1998 Buick LeSabre, 76-year old Mary Dion, of Creighton, NE, and her passenger, 18-year old Amber Gray, also of Creighton, were transported to St. Mary’s Hospital by ambulance following the crash, which took place about 2-miles north of the exit to Highway 2. Both women were wearing their seat belts.

Officials say a 2003 Peterbilt semi driven by 32-year old Nathan Fritz, of Mapleton, was traveling southbound on I-29 at around 10:15-p.m., and passing the Buick in the left lane. The semi began to merge back into the right lane, but struck the car, causing it to spin. The vehicle entered the median and hit a guardrail before crossing over the road and entering the west ditch where it came to rest.  The Patrol says Mary Dion was able to drive her vehicle out of the ditch and onto the shoulder. The semi came to a stop along the shoulder of the road.