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Semi Driver Suffers Minor Injuries in Accident Near Independence

A semi driver was injured in an accident near Independence early Thursday.

The Independence Fire Department says they were dispatched to a semi accident on Highway 20 westbound at mile marker 255 around 3 am. On the scene, firefighters found a semi with heavy front-end damage blocking the entire westbound lane on the Wapsipinicon River bridge. 

Crews worked to contain leaking fuel and oil and checked the hazardous materials being hauled in the trailer. Highway 20 was shut down and crews were on the scene for over three hours. 

The driver, whose name was not released, was treated at the scene for minor injuries.


photo courtesy of Independence Fire Department

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