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ALTON, Iowa | A grain wagon was struck by a semi Monday, causing corn to spill on Highway 60.

The Sioux County Sheriff's Office was called at 12:35 p.m. to the accident that happened two miles northeast of Alton.

After an investigation, the sheriff's office said Jerry Full, 49, of Alton, was driving a farm tractor pulling two 365-bushel gravity‐flow wagons loaded with corn southbound on Highway 60.

Christopher Denson, 49, of Omaha, was driving a semi‐tractor behind Full when he struck the rear grain wagon. The impact caused the rear wagon to detach and spill the corn on the roadway, blocking both southbound lanes.

Denson was transported to an Orange City, Iowa, hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The wagons sustained $10,000 in damage. The semi sustained $100,000 in damage.

Denson was cited for following too close.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Alton Ambulance, Alton Fire Department and Iowa Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Enforcement.


Crime and general assignment reporter

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