Mason City man dies after crashing into Sheriff's Deputy vehicle on I-35

Deputy was pulled over to let drivers know about traffic accident when his vehicle was hit.

Posted: Feb. 10, 2018 9:17 AM
Updated: Feb. 11, 2018 8:47 AM
Scroll for more content...
WORTH COUNTY, Iowa – A north Iowa man is dead after crashing into a Worth county sheriff’s deputy’s vehicle in a second crash on Interstate 35 just north of Highway 9 Friday night.
A sheriff’s vehicle driven by Deputy Zachary Schrupp, 30, of Northwood, was pulled off to the side and stopped on the inside shoulder lane of I-35 southbound last night.
Earlier in the evening, a semi driver crashed into an overpass, leading to a backup of traffic and road closures for a lengthy period of time.
Iowa State Patrol says Schrupp’s vehicle was pulled off to the side to provide advanced warning of the traffic accident just ahead.
At around 9:27 p.m., a car driven by Johnnie Lee Waslick, 65 of Mason City struck Schrupp’s vehicle from behind.
Waslick was taken by Forest City Ambulance to Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa where he was pronounced dead.
Schrupp was treated & released for his injures.
Mercy AirMed, the Hanlontown and Fertile Fire Department, Iowa DOT and MVE assisted with the crash.
The accident remains under investigation.

Related Content

Article Comments

Mason City
Few Clouds
85° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 88°
Albert Lea
Scattered Clouds
82° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 83°
Scattered Clouds
84° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 85°
Charles City
84° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 86°
Few Clouds
86° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 88°
We're tracking some showers and storms for Friday afternoon & evening along with a Memorial Day Heat Wave.
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye In The Sky

Community Events