Public Safety

1 killed, 1 injured in semi crash in Clayton County

Iowa State Patrol troopers stand Thursday morning in the wreckage left by the collision of two semi-trailer trucks in Cl
Iowa State Patrol troopers stand Thursday morning in the wreckage left by the collision of two semi-trailer trucks in Clayton County near Farmersburg. Delancy Miell, 30, of Robins, died in the crash. (Iowa State Patrol)

FARMERSBURG — A Robins man was killed and another man injured Thursday morning after two semi-trailer trucks collided near Farmersburg in Clayton County.

One semi was heading north on Highway 13 just before 9 a.m. when it collided with a second semi that was headed south on Highway 52, according to Iowa State Patrol Sgt. Alex Dinkla.

The driver of the northbound semi, Delancy Miell, 30, of Robins, died in the crash.

The Iowa State Patrol said the other semi, driven by Michael Trenkler, 53, of Woodstock, Ill., was passing through the intersection when Miell failed to obey a stop sign.

Trenkler was injured and taken to MercyOne in Elkader.

The collision caused both trailers to unhitch from their cabs, spilling their contents on the road, the state patrol said.

Dinkla said one semi was carrying car batteries, while the other was hauling milk.

The crash closed the intersection to traffic for most of the day, the state patrol reported.

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