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Highway Closed Following Crash Involving Chemical Truck

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(ROGER RILEY/WHO-HD)

(ROGER RILEY/WHO-HD)

HAMILTON COUNTY, Iowa – A crash involving a chemical truck closed a highway in Hamilton County early Wednesday morning.

Emergency crews responded to the crash on Highway 17, just north of the Highway 20 interchange, shortly after 6 a.m. The Iowa State Patrol said a minivan was traveling northbound when it crossed the center line and struck a truck. The truck, which normally transports anhydrous ammonia, came to rest in a ditch. The driver of the truck was uninjured.

The van also came to rest in a ditch. The driver of the van was cut from the vehicle and taken to an area hospital, their condition is not known at this time. A passenger in the van refused medical treatment at the scene.

Officials said the truck’s tank was empty at the time of the crash.

An investigation into the crash is ongoing.