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Deadly Semi Accident on Highway 22

Deadly Semi Accident on Highway 22

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The driver of a tanker carrying liquid fertilizer is dead after an accident on May 21st, in Muscatine County. 

The Muscatine County Sheriffs Office says is happened one mile east of Nichols, IA, on Highway 22.

When authorities arrived on scene at around 2:30 P.M., they found the tanker on the side of the road on its side.

The tanker was traveling westbound on Highway 22 when it flipped.

The driver, 57-year-old, Gary Lenz, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Iowa State Police closed down Highway 22 for 4 hours, while the Muscatine Haz-Mat crew worked to clean up the liquid fertilizer.

The ground has some road contamination. As of 8 P.M., May 21st, Highway 22 was opened back up in both directions. 

 

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