Semi driver killed in fiery I-29 crash in Council Bluffs is identified - Omaha.com
Published Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 1:00 am / Updated at 9:58 am
Semi driver killed in fiery I-29 crash in Council Bluffs is identified

Authorities have identified the driver of the semitractor trailer who was killed Sunday in a fiery crash on Interstate 29 in Council Bluffs.

The driver and lone occupant was Samil Meskic of Jacksonville, Fla., Council Bluffs police said Monday. Meskic died from internal injuries and not the fire, according to the Iowa State Medical Examiner.

The semi had been traveling north on Interstate 29 about 3:30 p.m. when the it went off the Avenue G overpass and onto the road below. Spilled diesel fuel ignited and initially prevented rescuers from getting to the truck.

Police still were investigating why the semi veered off the Interstate.

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