Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Another roadway worker with Hawkeye Paving killed after his pickup truck was hit by a semi-truck on I-80 in Davenport, Iowa

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - UPDATE: Davenport Police have released the name of the driver involved in Monday's deadly accident on I-80.
The driver killed in the accident has been identified as 54-year-old Jacklyn Ferguson from New Windsor, Il.

On Monday, April 3rd, 10:40 PM Davenport Police, Fire and EMS were sent to eastbound I-80 just east of the I-74 overpass in regards to a multi-vehicle crash. Officers found the accident involved two vehicles.

The initial investigation indicates a pickup being operated by Jacklyn Ferguson was doing maintenance work on the roadway. The pickup backed into the roadway and was hit by a semi.

Ferguson died as a result of the accident. The driver of the semi was transported to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.

UPDATE: According to the Iowa Department of Transportation, I-80 eastbound has reopened to traffic as of 3 a.m. on Tuesday, April 4.

UPDATE: The driver of the pick-up truck has died following the accident.

According to Davenport Police, the pick-up was being operated by an employee of Hawkeye Paving, who was doing maintenance work on the roadway. The driver backed into the traveled portion of eastbound I-80 and was hit by the semi.

The driver of the pick-up suffered fatal injuries. The name of the driver is not being released at this time.

The driver of the semi was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The Traffic Safety Unit of the Davenport Police Department is further investigating the crash.

ORIGINAL STORY: A stretch of I-80 eastbound in Davenport is shut down after an accident.

It happened near mile marker 298 around 10:45 p.m. on Monday, April 3. Police on scene tell TV-6 two vehicles were involved: a pick-up truck and a semi truck.

The drivers of both vehicles were injured and taken to the hospital. One of the drivers has life-threatening injuries.

Traffic is being diverted off I-80 eastbound onto I-74 eastbound. The on-ramp from I-74 to I-80 eastbound is also closed.

The Davenport Police Department was assisted on scene by Iowa State Patrol and the Scott County Sheriffs Department.

As of 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 4, the road remains closed. Police are on scene now working to reopen the road.

This is a developing story. Look for updates from TV-6 on air and online. 

Hawkeye Paving Corporation is an established paving company doing business for over 30 years in Scott County and across the state of Iowa. Since its founding in 1983 by
Glen and Teresa Perkins, Hawkeye Paving has remained a family owned and operated company with headquarters in Bettendorf, Iowa. Hawkeye Paving specializes in projects for the Iowa Department of Transportation and other government departments, private companies and individuals who need assistance with various construction projects. Hawkeye Paving functions with the help of a dedicated team of hardworking and experienced individuals.