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July 30, 2013

Driver killed in fiery Iowa crash identified

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Council Bluffs police have identified a Jacksonville, Fla., man as the driver who died in a fiery truck crash on Interstate 29 in western Iowa.

The Council Bluffs Nonpareil reports (http://bit.ly/16gFAGw) that the Iowa State Medical Examiner's Office identified 54-year-old Samil Meskic as the driver and lone occupant of the semitrailer on Sunday afternoon that flew off an overpass in Council Bluffs, just across the Missouri River from Omaha, Neb.

The examiner's office says Meskic died from internal injuries, not the fire.

The crash and blaze shut down the section of I-29 while engineers determined whether the fire had damaged the bridge.

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Information from: The Daily Nonpareil, http://www.nonpareilonline.com

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