Lytton man dies in crash with semitrailer truck

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A 61-year-old Lytton man was killed Wednesday when he drove in the path of a semitrailer truck on Iowa Highway 4 south of Pomeroy.

Gary Paul Pudenz was westbound on Iowa Highway 7 and stopped at its intersection with Highway 4 about 9:22 a.m. before he attempted to drive his pickup truck through the intersection and was struck by a northbound semitrailer truck driven by Mitchell Stief, 21, of Cherokee, according to an Iowa State Patrol crash report.

Pudenz died in the crash. Stief suffered unspecified minor injuries.

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