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Robins Man Killed in Clayton County Semi Crash

A Robins man was killed when the semi he was driving collided with another semi in Clayton County.

The accident happened just before 9:00 Thursday morning.  According to the Iowa state Patrol, Delancy Miell was traveling north on Highway 13 when another semi driven by 59 year old Michael Trenkler of Woodstock Illinois was traveling south on Highway 52. As Trenkler’s semi went through the intersection of 13, Miell failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection and struck Trenkler’s semi.  The Collision caused the separation of the trailers on both vehicles.

Miell died at the scene while Trenkler was taken to Mercy One in Elkader.

The accident caused the contents of the semis to spill and the highway. One was hauling milk, the other was hauling batteries, resulting in the Linn County Hazmat team responded to assist with clean up.


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