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Butler County Man Killed After Truck Hits Parked Semi Trailer

A Butler County man died after his truck ran into a parked semi trailer Thursday afternoon just west of Allison.

The Iowa State Patrol says the wreck occurred shortly after 2:30 p.m. A Dodge Ram truck driven by 69-year-old Gene Chinander of Allison was southbound on Highway 14 when he failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection with Highway 3. Chinander’s truck then left the roadway and struck a legally parked semi trailer in a parking lot.

Chinander was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Butler County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa DOT Motor Vehicle Enforcement, Allison Fire Department and Allison EMS also responded to the scene. The accident remains under investigation.

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Mark Pitz

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