A tractor-trailer, driven by Gary Kinsel of Omaha, Nebraska was traveling westbound on US Highway 30 approaching the intersections of 21st Ave. and US Highway 30 near the 229 mile marker while Baylee Nicole Hess, 26 of Des Moines was traveling northbound on 21st Ave. approaching US Hwy. 30 and failed to stop. Her car crossed under the trailer and came to rest in the northwest ditch.

Kinsel was uninjured in the accident and Hess did not survive the crash.

The Benton County Sheriff's Department, Van Horne Fire and First Responders, Blairstown EMS and fir, Keystone Fire and Benton County Medical Examiner's office all assisted.

The accident remains under investigation.



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