Semi and Field Sprayer Collide in Mahaska County, One Man Seriously Injured


One man was seriously injured when a semi truck and a field sprayer collided in Mahaska County on Friday afternoon.

According to the Iowa State Patrol, the two vehicles were traveling southbound on Highway 163 east of Pella at 2:30 PM.

The accident report states the semi, driven by 49-year-old Robert Weed of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, struck the rear of the field sprayer driven by 65-year-old Lee Deprenger of Otley, Iowa.

Weed reportedly suffered life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. Deprenger was taken to Pella Regional to address what authorities described as a possible minor injury.

The Iowa State Patrol says both drivers were wearing their seatbelts.

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