Investigators Release Name of Man Killed in Fiery Crash
KMTV Action 3 News has learned more on this Monday afternoon about a deadly crash on the I-29 bridge located above Avenue G.Photo: Video by kmtv.com
Council Bluffs, IA - Police have identified the truck driver who died in a crash Sunday as 54-year-old Samil Meskic of Florida.
The Iowa Department of Transportation was back on the scene Monday at the I-29 Bridge located above Avenue G.
The bridge will need minor repairs, although it is not in any immediate danger to drivers.
Sunday afternoon, the semi ricocheted off the guard rail, went airborne over the bridge and came crashing down on the embankment causing the semi's 50 gallons of diesel fuel to burst into flames. But, at this point authorities don't know exactly what happened in the moments leading up to the crash.
The charred semi is being searched in hopes that it had an on-board computer. If it did, deputies would be able to check things such as speed, what gear the semi was in, direction of a force and whether the driver was wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash.