Belle Plaine man killed in Jordan crash 15 Sep 11

A Belle Plaine man was killed when his car flipped after being rear-ended by a semi truck. (Photo courtesy of KSTP-TV)

The man killed in a rear-end crash in Jordan on Monday has been identified as a Belle Plaine man.

34-year-old Tony Ess was stopped at a green light on Highway 169 at the Highway 282 intersection around 11:20 p.m. when a semi truck was unable to stop and slammed into him.

Ess’s truck was pushed into the ditch where it landed upside down. Ess was not wearing a seatbelt.

The driver of the semi, 79-year-old Vernon Nelson of South Dakota, was taken to St. Francis Regional Medical Center with minor injuries.

  • Editanlaurel

    Tony Ess was a co-worker at Mystic Lake Casino. He’s a great guy; married to a great woman, Heidi, also a former co-worker at the same place.