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Fatal crash in Humboldt County


November 9th, 2023 by Ric Hanson

(West  Bend, Iowa) – One person died, and another was injured during a collision Wednesday evening, in northern Iowa. The Iowa State Patrol reports the crash happened in Humboldt County in West Bend, at around 5-p.m.  The report says a 2007 Mack concrete truck driven by 29-year old Taylor Lee Chance, of Burt (IA), was eastbound on 110th Street, when it was struck by a 2022 Freightliner semi traveling south on Birch Avenue, and driven by 27-year-old Shane Edward Stanton, of Philadelphia, MS.

The Patrol said Stanton failed to yield the right-of-way before the semi crashed into the concrete mixer truck. Taylor Chance died at the scene. Stanton was injured and flown by helicopter to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

The accident remains under investigation. The Patrol was assisted at the scene by Bode Fire & EMS, Gilmore Fire & EMS, Humboldt County EMS, Medical Examiner & Sheriff’s Office, the Kossuth, Palo Alto and Pocahontas County Sheriff’s Departments, West Bend Fire & EMS and Ottosen Fire.