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UPDATE: No injuries after 2 semis crash in Black Hawk County

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UPDATE: The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office say a tractor trailer being driven by Curry Viverette Jr., 68, of Illinois was northbound on I-380 near mile marker 64.5, when he lost control and entered the outside ditch and rolled onto its side.

They say a DirecTV van had pulled off onto the shoulder to render aid to Mr. Viverette, who was attempting to exit the semi cab. That's when a second semi driven by Daniel Joseph Mahon, 52, of Pennsylvania was also northbound and struck the rear of the DirecTV van before entering the inside ditch where it rolled onto its side and caught fire.

The DirecTV van was unoccupied when it was struck.

The drivers of both semis were treated at the scene for minor injuries and were not transported.

The accident remains under investigation.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by Evansdale Police and Ambulance, Iowa State Patrol, Iowa Motor Vehicle Enforcement, Iowa D.O.T. and Laporte City Fire.


UPDATE:  I-380 northbound is still closed after 2 semis crashed this morning in Black Hawk County.

It happened near Highway 20.

Our KWWL crew on the scene spoke with the driver of one semi that caught fire.

He says a DirecTV vehicle was parked behind a semi that was overturned. The DirecTV employee was trying to help the semi driver when another semi clipped the DirecTV vehicle.

That semi crashed and burst into flames.

So far, there are no reports of any injuries.


I-380 northbound is closed in Black Hawk County (near Highway 20) after a crash this morning.

A semi is on its side, but smoke can also be seen coming from another vehicle, possibly another semi.

The Iowa State Patrol says traffic is being re-routed.

Stay with KWWL for the latest on this story.

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