SUV Driver Airlifted to Hospital after Collision with Semi Near Ryan

One person was airlifted to the hospital after a semi and SUV collided west of Ryan last Tuesday.

It happened a little before 6:30 am in front of 2963 110th Avenue. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says a SUV ran into the trailer of the semi as the semi was backing into the farm’s driveway. An investigation shows the semi has its lights and flashers on, but the southbound SUV was unable to slow down or stop.

Authorities arrived to find the SUV driver, 55-year old Brian Wortham of Central City, pinned under the semi. He was airlifted to St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids with serious injuries.

The semi driver, 58-year old Scott Stick of Alburnett, was not injured.