(GUTHRIE) A Guthrie Center man was killed and one other person was injured in a two vehicle accident in Guthrie County Tuesday evening.
The Iowa State Patrol says the accident occurred at around 5:40 pm on Highway 25, north of 130th Street.85-year-old Donald Merle Wetzel, of Guthrie Center, was killed in the accident. 60-year-old Duane Eugene Putney, of Stuart, was transported to the Guthrie County Hospital by Guthrie Rescue for injuries.
According to the report, Putney was backing a semi into a farm drive off of Highway 25 from the south, occupying both the north and southbound lanes. The semi had flashers and headlights on. Wetzel was driving a 2008 Chevy Impala and approached the semi from the south. Wetzel struck the semi in the trailer portion where his vehicle came to rest.