Semi-Car Accident

Semi v. Car

On January 3, 2022 at approximately at 4:54 pm, Ryan Crubel (34) of Lancaster was headed north on Highway 129 in a 2009 Chevrolet Impala. Crubel dropped his cell phone, and when he attempted to retrieve the phone he drifted over the center line. When Crubel looked up, he struck a 2010 Peterbilt semi tractor hauling cattle in a trailer that was driven by Jarett Connolly (20) of Cascade Iowa. The crash caused disabling damage to both vehicles, and complete lane blockage of northbound and southbound traffic. Lancaster Police, fire, and EMS all responded to the scene to assist. Bennett's Towing and Wenzel Family Towing removed both vehicles and cleared the blockage with the roadway being reopened at 7:10 pm. Crumble suffered minor injuries and was not transported for treatment. Crumble was cited for inattentive driving and operating left of center