Mills County fatal


June 5th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A man from Nebraska was killed Wednesday afternoon when the SUV he was driving collided with a semi, near Hastings, in Mills County. The Iowa State Patrol identified the victim as 66-year old Carlos Alvarez, of Omaha. Officials say Alvarez was traveling west on Highway 34 just east of 350th Street at around Noon, when his 2012 Ford Escape crossed the center line of the road and collided with an eastbound 2012 Kenworth semi driven by 27-year old Chase Alm, of Griswold, and registered to Alm Farms of Griswold. Alvarez died at the scene. Alm was not injured. The Highway remained closed for several hours following the crash. The accident remains under investigation.