2 injured after rear-ending semi in Dubuque County

DUBUQUE COUNTY, Iowa (KWWL) – A DeWitt man and his wife were both injured when he rear-ended a semi tractor-trailer while driving on Highway 61 south of Key West, according to authorities.

The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office says 25-year-old Seth Johnson was driving south in a GMC on Wednesday when his SUV ran into the back of the semi, which was being operated by a 78-year-old Wisconsin man. The semi driver did not realize the accident had happened at first, and kept going until he noticed damage to his trailer at a truck stop in Walcott, according to sheriff’s officers. Both Johnson and his 22-year-old wife were taken to a local hospital with injuries that aren’t believed to be life-threatening.

Johnson’s SUV is considered a total loss in the crash, and sheriff’s officers say it started on fire during the collision. The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office also says Johnson was also cited for Following Too Close. Key West EMS also responded to the scene of the accident.

Zach Garcia

Zach Garcia

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