Collision Of Pickup And Grain Trailer Results In Minor Injuries

Tue 10-6-2015

(West Bend)-- Minor injuries were reported Monday evening in a collision involving a pickup and a grain trailer in Palo Alto county. Authorities say 30-year-old Mark Steier of Algona was driving a 1992 Kenworth tractor pulling a grain trailer southbound. Authorities say 18-year-old Luke Nielsen of Gilmore City was also southbound, driving a 2004 Dodge Ram pickup. Deputies say Nielsen couldn't see the grain trailer ahead of him due to poor visibility caused by dust from the gravel road. Nielsen's vehicle then collided with the rear of the trailer, causing his pickup to become inoperable.

While minor injuries were reported, a news release doesn't say if anyone was taken to a hospital.

The pickup driven by Nielsen was totaled; minor damage was reported to the grain trailer.

Nielsen was cited for following too closely.

The collision took place shortly before 6:00 p.m.

The Palo Alto County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the West Bend Police Department and the West Bend Fire Department and Rescue Unit.