According to an Iowa State Patrol report, the eastbound Sawyer was stopped at a red light on the west side of the corner of Willow Street and U.S. Hwy. 59 in downtown Cherokee.
A semi-truck, owned by Hy-Vee and driven by Robert James, 53, of Larrabee, was proceeding southbound on U.S. Hwy. 59 and while it was traveling through the intersection at Willow Street with the green light, Sawyer reportedly drove her 1987 Buick Park Avenue into the side of the semi-trailer and was trapped underneath causing fatal injuries.
The Cherokee Fire and Rescue Department, the Cherokee Regional Medical Center, the Cherokee Police Department, and the Cherokee County Sheriff's Department responded promptly to the accident scene.
The Iowa State Patrol is conducting an on-going investigation.
James was taken to CRMC for observation and no injuries were reported.