Iowa man injured in semi crash near Cosmos

A 29-year-old man from Iowa was injured Monday when the semi he was driving ended up in the ditch in Meeker County. The State Patrol said he was not wearing a seat belt.


COSMOS — A semi driver from Iowa was injured early Monday morning when the rig he was driving went off the road in Meeker County.

The accident was reported at 5:25 a.m. Monday on state Highway 4 at 110th Street, south of Cosmos.

According to the State Patrol, Joshua Wayne Hinckley, 29, of Sioux Rapids, Iowa, was driving a 2018 Peterbilt semi north on Highway 4 when the vehicle went off the road, went into the ditch and came to rest on the passenger side of the truck.

Hinckley was taken to the hospital in Hutchinson with non-life-threatening injuries.

According to the State Patrol, Hinckley was not wearing a seat belt. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash.


The Cosmos Fire Department and Meeker County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.

Carolyn Lange is a features writer at the West Central Tribune. She can be reached at or 320-894-9750
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