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One dead in semi,car crash

By David Hotle | Aug 02, 2017


AINSWORTH — An Eau Claire, Wisconsin man was pronounced dead at the scene of a head-on accident just east of Ainsworth on Highway 92 Tuesday evening. The incident remains under investigation.

According to the Iowa State Patrol, a 1986 Mazda driven by Brenton A. Banks, 25, of Eau Claire, was travelling westbound on Highway 92 at about 8:51 p.m. Tuesday. At the same time a 2007 International tractor trailer driven by Homer L. Smith, 63, of Novelty, Missouri, was westbound. The reports said the car straightened out the curve and entered the ewestbound lane, striking the semi head-on.

Banks was transported by Beatty Funeral Home to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics medical examiner. Smith was transported by Washington County Ambulance to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Assisting on the scene were the Washington County Sheriff’s office, Washington County Rescue, Ainsworth Fire Department, Ainsworth QRS and Washington Emergency Medical Service.

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