(Council Bluffs) Council Bluffs Police are investigating a semi accident that claimed one life Sunday afternoon. Police say the crash happened at around 4:30 p.m. on Interstate 29 and Avenue G.
According to the press release, a northbound semi tractor trailer went out of control and went through a guardrail that separated the north and southbound lanes of Interstate 29 at Avenue G. The truck flew across the Avenue and struck an embankment, then burst into flames.
Fire fighters put out the blaze and the body of a male driver was discovered inside the cab. An autopsy is being performed to confirm his identity.
Police say speed and alcohol, and medical reasons are under investigation at this time. The Council Bluffs Police Department Traffic Safety Unit is investigating the crash. They are asking for anyone who might have witnessed the accident to call them at 712-328-4948.
July 29, 2013