State troopers are working to get the southbound lanes of Interstate 380 cleaned up after an unusual accident involving a semi and a buffalo early this morning. Jessica Lown, a spokesperson for the Iowa State Patrol says they got a call for assistance from Buchanan County.
A trooper arrived onto the scene to find that a semi had struck a buffalo in the roadway and then spilled its load of bananas. Lown says another vehicle then became involved. Lown says another driver "who appears to have been impaired" struck the overturned semi and that driver had to be taken to the hospital.
Lown does not know the condition of the driver who was taken to the hospital. She says truck driver was not injured, but the buffalo was killed. The accident happened near the Brandon exit.
Lown says there is believed to be another buffalo roaming around, but she is not sure where the animals came from.Lown says there’s a lot they’re are still finding out, and right now they’re still trying to clear the roadway so there is not any more accidents. Lown says the State Patrol was called to the scene around three a.m.