One injured after wrong way crash on Interstate 80

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG) - A semi going the wrong way on Interstate 80 caused a crash Thursday that injured one man.

The State Patrol says 60-year-old Leif McGowan of West Branch wound up on the wrong side of the interstate around noon. His semi struck an on-coming semi, and that sent debris flying that hit another vehicle.

McGowan was injured and went to University of Iowa Hospitals for treatment. The patrol has not released any information about how his truck got to the other side of I-80.
One lane of I-80 westbound between Iowa City and West Branch is open following a crash, according to police.

Pictures from a TV9 reporter show a semi with a damaged trailer.

Google reported a 4-minute delay eastbound, and a 20-minute delay westbound, according to the Iowa DOT.

A detour had been set up through West Branch using Herbert Hoover Highway.

KCRG-TV9 is working to gather details from the Iowa State Patrol.