Firey truck crash claims driver's life

A firey semi-truck crash near Cowles late Friday morning took the life of a 62-year-old truck driver.

The accident happened three miles north of the state spur which leads from Highway 281 to the Webster County community of Cowles.

Three semi-trailer trucks were southbound on Highway 281. The driver of the first truck apparently had missed a turn and slowed. The driver of the second truck passed the truck without incident. The first truck then attempted to make a U-turn and collided with the third truck.

The driver of the first truck died at the accident scene. The third driver escaped serious...


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