DOT Driver Seriously Injured in Dubuque County Accident

One person was seriously injured in an accident in Dubuque County on Thursday morning.

The accident happened shortly before 7:30 am east of Peosta near the intersection of Highway 20 and Cox Springs. The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office says a cement truck owned by Horsfield Construction, driven by 27-year old Dakoda Elledge of Colesburg, was traveling in the slow lane on eastbound Highway 20. An Iowa Department of Transportation vehicle, also traveling in the eastbound lane, struck the back of Elledge’s cement truck.

The DOT driver suffered life-threatening injuries. He was transported to a local hospital and then airlifted to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. His name has not yet been released.

Elledge was not hurt.

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