A semi-tractor trailer driver was killed following a rollover wreck near the Stuart Interstate exit early Wednesday morning.
According to the Iowa State Patrol crash report, around 6:45 am, 62-year-old Michael Byers, of Des Moines was traveling westbound on I-80 when the semi he was driving left the roadway and entered the north ditch. The vehicle proceeded to roll over and Byers was ejected. Byers was transported by an air ambulance to Des Moines Methodist Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Byers was hauling hazardous material, so a hazmat team responded to unload the truck. No other vehicles were involved.
The Adair County Sheriff’s Department, Iowa Department of Transportation, and Stuart Fire Department assisted at the scene.