NAMES RELEASED: Semi crash closes Highway 218 at Cedar Falls - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

NAMES RELEASED: Semi crash closes north Highway 218 at Cedar Falls


We now know the names of two people that were trapped in a semi that rolled over and closed the northbound lanes of Highway 218 at the intersection with Highway 57 in Cedar Falls for 8 hours on Sunday. 

Police say the driver, 27-year-old Lori Pannell, had a seizure which caused the accident. April Gardner, 22, was a passenger in the truck. Both are from Wichita Falls, Texas.

Pannell and Gardner were trapped for a short time but are expected to survive.  They are at a Waterloo hospital. Traffic on 218 had to be rerouted so crews could clean up the mess.

Police say the refrigerated truck was carrying beer.  The roadway opened back up to all traffic around 7 p.m.



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