Authorities have released the names of a Melvin couple that died following a collision Thursday afternoon between their pickup truck and a semitractor at the highways 18 and 71 intersection, or the North Y.
On Friday, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office stated in a news release that Harvey Juber, 86, and Patricia Juber, 85, both of Melvin, died as a result of the accident.
Harvey Juber was driving and a 2001 Chevrolet S-10 at the time of the accident. Patricia Juber was a passenger.
The sheriff’s office stated the pickup truck was stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of highways 71 and 18 at about 1:27 p.m. Authorities stated it was preparing to turn west.
The pickup then entered the intersection in front of a 2017 Freightliner that was traveling south on US-71. The two vehicles collided.
Patrica Juber was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
Harvey Juber was taken to Spencer Hospital, where he died from his injuries, the sheriff’s office stated.
The semitractor driver, 24-year-old Antwan Hutchinson of Des Moines, and a passenger were not injured.
Both the pickup and the semitractor sustained heavy front-end damage in the accident.