Truck crash temporarily shuts down portion of Highway 30

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO — A two-vehicle collision along Highway 30 between Marshalltown and State Center caused several tons of wet concrete to be spilled and shut down westbound traffic for about two hours on Monday afternoon.

A collision between a tractor trailer and a cement truck on Highway 30 west of Marshalltown shut down traffic in the westbound lane for about two hours on Monday afternoon.

According to a press release from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), the Marshall County Communications Center received a report of the accident near the Hart Avenue intersection at 2:55 p.m. after the tractor trailer collided with the rear of the cement truck and caused several tons of wet concrete to spill onto the roadway, which was completely blocked as both vehicles were disabled.

The driver of the tractor trailer was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, and the cement truck driver was uninjured. The Iowa State Patrol and the Iowa DOT Motor Vehicle Enforcement department are investigating the accident.

In addition to the MCSO, agencies on the scene included State Center Fire and EMS, UnityPoint Ambulance, Iowa DOT Maintenance, the Iowa State Patrol, DOT Motor Vehicle Enforcement and Dave’s Crane and Wrecker.


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