A former New Ulm resident died Thursday in a vehicle accident in Iowa. 62-year-old Paul Charles Griebel was driving a semi for 5 Star Trucking on Interstate 35 when he collided with a second truck. According to the Iowa State Patrol around 11:30 Thursday morning a truck travelling north was pulling a directional arrow sign telling drivers to merge into the left lane of I-35. Griebel did not merge and struck the truck and its trailer. His vehicle entered the ditch and rolled. Griebel was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. Griebel grew up and went to school in New Ulm. He moved to the Twin Cities after graduation.


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