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Des Moines, Iowa 50319

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For immediate release: Media Contact:

Sergeant Nathan Ludwig

November 19, 2018

(515) 745-2863

Iowa State Patrol Requests Public's Assistance

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Additional evidence has been collected that shows the Ford pickup truck, driven by the deceased Tami Cockrell, had been across the double solid yellow lines driving the wrong direction (east bound in the west bound lane) in the lane that was occupied by the FedEx semi-truck, driven by Adam Nurre, just prior to impact.  Both vehicles attempted evasive action but were unable to avoid collision.

Previous Press Release - 11/12/2018

DES MOINES, Iowa -- A two-vehicle single fatality collision happened in Tama County on November 9, 2018, at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Hwy 30 at RR Avenue, just north of Chelsea.  The collision occurred between a black Ford F150 pickup and a FedEx semi with dual trailers. 

The Iowa State Patrol requests that anyone who may have been a witness to the collision or had gone through that area of Hwy 30 during the time it took officers to respond to the scene, to come forward with any pertinent information.  Please call the District 11 State Patrol office in Cedar Rapids at 319-396-1944 or Public Information Officer, Sgt. Nathan Ludwig at 515-745-2863.



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