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Semi crash in northwest Iowa causes $100K in damages

A Nebraska semi truck driver was taken to the hospital after a Tuesday accident near Hospers that caused an estimated $100,000 in damages.

According to the Iowa State Patrol, a 2024 Kenworth operated by Beau Lehman, 37, of Gordon, Nebraska and pulling a loaded livestock trailer was southwest on Iowa 60, about a mile south of Hospers near Hospers Drive South, when it left the traveled portion of the roadway, hitting the shoulder. The report states that Lehman attempted a correction, but lost control and the semi rolled, landing on the passenger side and coming to rest blocking the right lane on Iowa 60. The crash was reported at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday.


Lehman was taken by Hospers Ambulance to Orange City Health System Hospital with undisclosed injuries. The semi, which had been loaded with hogs, sustained $100,000 in damages. It took officers and other crews until nearly 3 clean up the scene and open both lanes back up to traffic.

Lehman was charged with failure to maintain control and failure to maintain or use safety belts.

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