Calamus man killed in collision

CLINTON — A Calamus man is dead after a two-vehicle crash Thursday just west of the Low Moor overpass.

Keith Griebel, 66, died in the collision that happened in the 3700 block of westbound U.S. 30 around 4:15 p.m. According to the Iowa State Patrol, Griebel's white pickup collided with the rear of a semi-tractor trailer, driven by Bevan Paarmann, 38, of Low Moor, as Paarmann was turning north into a farm driveway. Griebel was pronounced dead at the scene. Paarmann was not injured.

In order to conduct a traffic crash investigation, deputies closed U.S. 30 westbound and routed traffic onto 380th Avenue, which is the Low Moor exit. The Iowa State Patrol responded to conduct a technical investigation. An Iowa motor vehicle enforcement officer responded because a commercial motor vehicle was involved in the collision.

Griebel's body was transported to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.

The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Low Moor Volunteer Fire Department, Iowa State Patrol, Iowa Motor Vehicle Enforcement, Iowa Department of Transportation, Genesis Ambulance and the Clinton County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The collision remains under investigation by the ISP.