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One injured when two semis collide in Elk Run Heights

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ELK RUN HEIGHTS (KWWL) -- One man was injured Tuesday morning when his semi was rear-ended by another semi at the intersection of Plaza drive and Dubuque Road.

The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office says they were called to the scene at about 8:35 am.

Deputies say a semi driven by Thomas Ames, 57 of Catlin, Illinois, was northbound on Plaza Drive and had stopped for a red flashing light.  A second semi driven by Mark Jacobs, 56 of Preston, Georgia, was also northbound and struck the rear of the Ames' truck.

Ames was taken to Covenant Medical Center for a back injury.

Jacobs was ticketed for Failure To Have Control of his vehicle.

Northbound traffic on Plaza Drive was backed up for almost an hour.

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