Three Truck-Tractors Collide Near Storm Lake Killing Storm Lake Man

A Storm Lake man died as part of a crash that involved three truck-tractor vehicles just southeast of Storm Lake last (Tues) evening.

According to the Iowa State Patrol, the accident happened at around 7:40pm Tuesday at the intersection of Highway 71 and Highway 7/C-65. 63-year-old Humberto Aladro-Valdes of Storm Lake was driving a Mack Truck westbound on Highway 7. 56-year-old Cedric Patterson of Roxie, Mississippi was driving a Freightliner northbound on Highway 71. The 3rd vehicle, a Volvo, was traveling southbound on Highway 71. Aladro-Valdes failed to stop at the intersection and struck the Freightliner, which continued northbound, and the Freightliner’s trailer sideswiped the trailer of the Volvo.

Aladro-Valdes was ejected from the Mack Truck and died at the scene. No other injuries were reported. The Iowa State Patrol was assisted by the Buena Vista County Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Storm Lake Fire and Police Departments, and BVRMC Ambulance.