Semi crash closes Westbound Highway 20 near Evansdale - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Semi crash closes Westbound Highway 20 near Evansdale

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A crash around 9 p.m. Friday shut down the interchange between Northbound I-380 and Westbound Highway 20.

A man driving a large U-Haul said he fell asleep at the wheel.

Witnesses saw the U-Haul swerve and then roll. The vehicle caught fire immediately. 

Fire crews were able to contain the fire.

The driver was airlifted from the crash sight. The status of his injuries is unknown, but officials at the scene said he was fading in and out of consciousness.

The highway is expected to be reopened soon.

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