Dyersville Man Injured in Semi Rollover Near Epworth

A Dyersville man was injured in a semi rollover near Epworth Monday afternoon.

The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office says 54-year old Carl Gravel was eastbound on Old Highway Road just west of Graf Road shortly after 1 pm when he lost control while rounding a curve. His semi tractor and tanker trailer rolled into ditch.

Gravel was transported to Mercy Hospital with minor injuries.

Authorities say the tanker trailer was leaking ethanol, so a hazmat team from Ankeny was called in to assist with downloading the tanker. The Sheriff’s Office says it was believed around 15-hundred gallons of ethanol leaked from the tanker’s rear compartment. The Epworth Fire Department built a containment dike in a field to keep the ethanol from entering any nearby waterways.

The road was closed for a short time while crews worked at the scene.

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