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Karry Schurke, 48, of Denison, died last night in a collision on county road E16 (D Avenue) near 170th Street, about five miles west of Schleswig.

According to the Iowa State Patrol, Schurke was traveling east in a 2013 Ford Flex when for an unknown reason his vehicle crossed the center line into the westbound lane. Leonel Pena, 33, of Sioux City, was driving a 2018 Peterbilt semi west and took evasive action by braking and steering left. Schurke started back into the eastbound lane and the vehicles collided in an off-set, head-on collision. Schurke’s vehicle came to rest facing north in the eastbound lane and the semi entered the south ditch.

The accident occurred at 11:18 p.m.

Pena was transported to Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison by Schleswig Fire & Rescue.

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