Crawford County Crash Claims one Life

(Schleswig) A Denison man died in a two-vehicle crash in Crawford County late Thursday night.

The Iowa State Patrol says the accident happened at 11:18 p.m. on D Avenue and 170th Street. Authorities say 48-year old Karry Schurke of Denison died in the crash. Leonel Pena of Sioux City was injured in the accident.

According to the report; Schurke was driving a 2013 Ford SUV eastbound on E16 and Pena was driving a westbound 2018 Peterbilt semi. Schurke crossed the centerline into the westbound lane. Pena braked and Schurke attempted to steer back into the eastbound lanes, however, the two vehicles collided in an off-set head-on collision. Schurke’s SUV came to rest facing north in the eastbound lane. The semi entered the south ditch.

Schurke was pronounced dead at the scene. Pena was taken by ambulance to the Crawford County Hospital.