The accident happened a little before 5 p.m. Wednesday in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 80 in Davenport. According to the Iowa State Patrol, 65-year-old Richard Allen Miedema of Walcott died when another motorist struck a car part on the highway. It was kicked up and went through Miedema’s windshield. He died at the scene.
A woman passenger was taken to a hospital but her injuries were not believed to be serious. Part of eastbound Interstate 80 was blocked for a time as police investigated the accident.
(Reporting by Phil Roberts, Davenport)