1 injured during semi rollover Saturday along I-80

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June 12th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

One person was injured in a semi rollover accident on Interstate 80 Saturday morning, in Pottawattamie County. The Iowa State Patrol say 35-year old Isaac Johnson, of Washington, GA, was attempting to re-enter the interstate off the rest area near mile marker 32 (about 2-miles west of the Shelby exit) at around 8:20-a.m., when the 2012 semi he was driving got to far off the right and slipped onto the shoulder. 

Johnson told deputies that as he was leaving the rest area, he was checking his mirrors and the semi was sucked off the shoulder and rolled on its side. The co-driver Darrell Henry, age and location was not given, was trapped inside the sleeper section of the semi. Henry was extricated by mechanical means before being transported by Life-Net Helicopter to the Creighton University Medical Center with what were described as incapacitating injuries. Johnson was uninjured in the crash. 

The truck, registered to USA Truck Inc., out of Burns Harbor, IN was totaled in the crash, with the damage estimated at $80,000.