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Newton man killed in Poweshiek County crash

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 10:53 a.m. CDT

A Newton man was killed in a crash on Interstate Highway 80 near Grinnell Friday, Dec. 6. According to the Iowa State Patrol, the incident is still under investigation.

A 2003 Chrysler Sebring driven by Justin Vaske, 30, of Newton was traveling eastbound on I-80 near the 191-mile marker shortly before 7 a.m. when it drifted onto the right shoulder and into a semi-trailer that was legally parked on the shoulder after experiencing mechanical problems. The driver of the truck, owned by Brown Logistics of Des Moines, was Ronald Miller, 33, of Madrid.

According to the initial incident report filed by Trooper Paul Nowak of the ISP, Vaske was not wearing a seatbelt. He was killed in the crash. Miller did not report any injuries.

Vaske’s body was transported to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny for an autopsy. Nowak’s report indicates numerous agencies from the surrounding area responded to the crash scene.

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