MARSHALL COUNTY, Iowa – Two people were killed in an early morning accident north of Marshalltown.
It happened shortly before 2:30 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 14 and Highway 96. The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office says the accident at the T-intersection involved a pickup truck and two semis.
Sgt. David Halverson with the Iowa State Patrol says a pickup was traveling westbound on Highway 96 when it failed to stop at the stop sign and collided with a northbound semi. That semi spun out and was hit by a southbound semi.
One person in the pickup truck and one person in one of the semis was injured. A third person in another semi did not suffer serious injuries.
One of the semis was a Tyson truck and hauling meat, which spilled out on to the road.
Highway 14 has been blocked off from Highway 330/160th Street to Marble Road. Officials are expecting that area to be closed for several hours as they investigate the scene and clear the accident.
No names have been released, we’ll bring you more information as it becomes available.