Coon Rapids man dies in semi broadside in Adams County Thursday

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A Coon Rapids man died Thursday afternoon near Corning, Iowa, when his vehicle was broadsided by a semi-tractor trailer.

A Coon Rapids man died Thursday afternoon near Corning, Iowa, when his vehicle was broadsided by a semi-tractor trailer.

According to an Iowa State Patrol crash report, Jerome Koester, 64, of Coon Rapids was killed about 1:15 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of US. Highway 34 and Iowa Highway 148.

According to the report, “for unknown reasons” Koester’s 2013 Dodge Caravan entered U.S. Highway 34 and was struck by a westbound 2006 Peterbilt semi-tractor trailer, driven by Travis Dukes, 47, of Lenox, Iowa.

The semi rolled onto its driver’s side, the report said. Dukes was not injured in the incident.

Koester was transported to the office of the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny.

The incident is under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol.

The Adams County EMS and Corning Fire and Rescue also responded.

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