Both Drivers Injured In Pickup-Semi Crash

Two people were injured in a accident involving a pickup and a semi Thursday morning at the intersection of M-27 and highway three northwest of Alta.

Buena Vista County Sheriff Kory Elston says 41-year-old Curtis Ackerman, Junior, of Ashton was southbound on M-27… failed to stop at the highway three intersection… and collided with a westbound semi driven by 33-year-old Michael Birely of Keystone. Following the collision, the two vehicles entered the field on the southwest corner of the intersection.

Ackerman was taken to the Cherokee Regional Medical Center and then transferred to the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Birely reported minor injuries from the accident and was treated at the scene.

Elston says charges are pending. The Iowa Department of Motor Vehicle Enforcement assisted with the accident investigation.