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Blown tire causes semi to rollover near I-29/1-680, Saturday


July 31st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A blown tire resulted in a semi rolling-over on Interstate 29 Saturday afternoon, about two-miles north of the I-680 split, in Harrison County. The Iowa State Patrol reports 38-year old Steffen Edwards, of Kansas City, Missouri, was traveling northbound at around 2:50-p.m., when he saw a puff of smoke, and the 2008 Freightliner semi he was driving began to pull suddenly to the left.

The semi, registered to Digital Sound Systems, Inc., of Lenexa, KS, went out of control, entered the median and crossed the southbound lanes and rolled into the west ditch. The accident happened at around 2:50-p.m. Authorities say Edwards was transported by Midwest Medical to Creighton Hospital in Omaha, for treatment.