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Driver Trapped for Two Hours After Semi Crashes Along I-380
CORALVILLE, Iowa – A Davenport truck driver was trapped in his rig for about two hours after he crashed along Interstate 380 early Wednesday morning, authorities said.
Raymond Ramirez, 39, was hurt when the semi he was driving went off the ramp around 3:45 a.m. as he entered the northbound lanes of I-380 from westbound Interstate 80, according to the Iowa State Patrol. The semi went down an embankment into the east ditch where it struck several trees, but apparently no one witnessed the crash.
A Johnson County deputy discovered the semi around 5:45 a.m. Ramirez, who was trapped and injured, was freed from the wreckage and taken to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Information about Ramirez's condition was not available.
The crash slowed traffic through the area for about an hour.