Springville Man Killed after Hit by Semi

A Springville man has died after he was hit by a semi in Johnson County early Thursday morning.

The Iowa State Patrol says a semi was northbound on U.S. Highway 218 shortly before 5:30 am when it struck a pedestrian who was crossing the highway. Authorities say they don’t know why the pedestrian was there.

The victim, 23-year old John Riffle IV, was transported to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, where he was pronounced dead.

The semi driver, who was from Keosauqua, was not hurt.

The accident is under investigation.