Fatal semi accident on I-80

Scott County semi accident

UPDATE:  The Iowa State Patrol identifies the semi driver killed in the crash as Stephen L. Ambrose, 50, of Country Club Hills, Illinois.

BETTENDORF, Iowa (KWQC) — Police say one person was killed in an early morning accident on I-80.

Crews responded to a semi rollover on the interstate between Bettendorf and LeClaire just after 3 a.m. Friday morning. The semi could be scene on its side in a ditch as LeClaire police and firefighters arrived on scene.

It happened about a mile from the Middle Rd. exit, near mile marker 302. The Scott County Sheriff’s Department tells TV6 it appears the driver lost control, crashing into some trees.

Westbound traffic was down to one lane for about a mile. Eastbound traffic was clear.

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