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Matthew Dickerson Killed in Accident with a Semi-truck on Interstate 80 Near Neola in Pottawattamie County, Iowa

Pottawattamie County, Iowa – Iowa DOT maintenance worker Matthew Dickerson died when a semi-truck struck him during road maintenance. The incident happened Thursday on Interstate 80 between Underwood and Neola.

According to reports, an Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) pickup truck, pulling an asphalt trailer and equipped with arrow lights to notify drivers of the left lane closure ahead, was parked where two lanes narrowed to one for road maintenance. A semi-truck changed lanes and attempted to pass traffic when it struck maintenance worker Dickerson, standing at the rear of the asphalt trailer.

Dickerson died at the scene.

No further details have been provided.


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