Semi Driver Transported to Hospital after Rollover in Dyersville

A semi driver was transported to the hospital after a rollover on the west side of Dyersville on Wednesday night.

It happened shortly after 9:30 pm just north of the Highway 20 interchange on X-49 near 12th Street Southwest.

The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says a semi hauling a grain hopper was heading northbound on X-49 when the driver reached for an item and went off the road. The semi went into the east ditch, hit an embankment near 12th Avenue Southwest and turned over onto its right side.

The driver, 65-year old Robert Welke of Millville, Minnesota, was transported to Mercy Hospital in Dyersville for possible injuries. He was cited for failing to maintain control.

The semi and trailer were a total loss.