NORTHWOOD -- A semi truck driver from New Hampton was injured in a crash on Interstate 35 in Worth County Friday night.

Thomas W. Torkelson, 70, was southbound on I-35 when the crash was reported about 7:50 p.m. near mile-marker 203, according to the Iowa State Patrol.

He was taken by air ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Mason City.

Troopers report the semi went into the median at the 203 mile marker and continued in the median until mile marker 207 where it struck a bridge support at the interchange.

After that crash at around 9:30 p.m., a sheriff's sport utility vehicle parked in the shoulder to provide warning was hit from behind by a car, killing the car's driver.

The patrol says 65-year-old Johnnie Lee Waslick of Mason City was killed. Thirty-year-old Worth County Deputy Zachary Schrupp of Northwood was treated for injuries.

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