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NEW DETAILS: Semi crash closes I-80 westbound


WILLIAMSBURG (KWWL) -- The Iowa State Patrol says a crash that closed the westbound lanes of I-80 for about an hour Wednesday was caused by the driver reaching for a cup.

According to the state patrol, Adrian Stewart Thomas, 30, of Gunbarrell, Texas, was westbound on I-80 at about 8:40 a.m. Wednesday when he reached for a cup, lost control of the semi, went into the ditch and struck a guardrail and bridge near mile marker 228.  The semi ended up on it's side.

Thomas was taken to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics to be treated for his injuries.  The report says he was wearing his seatbelt.

According to the crash report, Thomas was driving for Florilli Transportation out of West Liberty.

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