Names Released in Dyersville Snowplow Collision

Authorities have released the names of those involved in a snowplow accident in Dyersville on Saturday afternoon.

The accident happened around 3:30 pm Saturday in the Dyersville area along Highway 20 and Sandstone Lane. The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office says an Iowa DOT snow plow was clearing snow along the shoulder of Highway 20 when it was rear-ended by an eastbound vehicle that had lost control on the snow-covered highway.

The driver of that vehicle, 21-year old Nicholas Schulke of Olin, was transported to Mercy Hospital in Dubuque and then to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics with life-threatening injuries. He remains in critical condition.

The snowplow driver, 57-year old Dan Kelchen of Manchester, was not hurt.

The accident remains under investigation.