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Humboldt-Area Man Dies After He Misses Turn in Fog

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    April 3, 2014 | 10:32 am
    BADGER, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa State Patrol says a 90-year-old man died when his car ran off the road in thick fog and hit a semi-trailer in Webster County.

    The state patrol says Joseph Earl Colwell, of rural Humboldt, died in the Wednesday morning crash in the small town of Badger, about 8 miles northeast of Fort Dodge.

    The crash happened when Colwell drove into Badger in heavy fog, He missed a turn at a T-intersection and instead continued straight.

    The car left the road and struck a trailer that was properly parked in a lot.

    Colwell was pronounced dead at the scene.

    He was wearing a safety belt, and the car's airbag system deployed.

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