Investigation Ongoing After Truck Driver Dies in Crash With County Pickup Truck
Muscatine County, IA – An investigation is ongoing after a 25-year-old truck driver perished in a crash along Highway 6 in Iowa earlier this month.
According to Iowa State Patrol (ISP), Jordan Sexton, of Muscatine, was operating along Highway 6 near the Johnson-Muscatine County line on September 4, when at approximately 7:40 a.m. his big rig struck a county maintenance pickup truck.
The maintenance vehicle was half on the road, according to investigators.
A fuel tank on Sexton’s big rig caught fire as the tractor became unhitched from the trailer and crashed into the north ditch.
The semi-trailer then struck a county employee who was placing signs for road maintenance.
The impact threw the employee about 15 feet and into a ditch, ISP said.
While the employee suffered injuries, ISP reported he is expected to make a full recovery.
However, Sexton was taken to a nearby hospital, but succumbed to his injuries a short time later, officials said.
Another person was also taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries.
No update has yet been provided on their condition.
ISP has not yet indicated what caused the crash and if any charges will be filed.
According to Sexton’s obituary, he was driving for Sexton Trucking at the time of the fatal accident.
He leaves behind a wife of almost three years, Ericka, and young daughter, Aubrey.