Witnesses of a Wednesday morning crash that sent four to the hospital said the driver of a semi ran a red light, causing the crash.
About 7:35 a.m. Wednesday, police responded to the crash at U.S. 34 and 35th Avenue. Police determined 74-year-old Ronald Clark was driving a semi truck loaded with gravel on eastbound U.S. 34. Several witnesses have reported he ran a steady red light at 35th Avenue while at a speed of about 50 mph, striking several cars in the intersection, according to police.
The semi remained out of control, crossing into the westbound lanes, where it struck several more vehicles stopped for the red light. It came to a stop in the field northeast of the intersection.
At least five cars were involved, and four people were taken to the hospital. Police said no one suffered serious injuries.
Police said Clark will be cited for careless driving resulting in an injury.
The highway was closed for three hours for clean-up, and the semi was removed a bit later.
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