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Semi strikes, kills IC man on I-380

BY DI STAFF | APRIL 11, 2011 7:20 AM

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Authorities released the name of an Iowa City man killed on Interstate 380 April 8.

Thomas Lee Tvedte, 55, was pronounced dead at the scene after being hit by a semi, police reports show.

According to a report from the State Patrol, a semi was traveling north on Interstate 380 in the right lane when a man exited his vehicle and walked into the truck’s path near the 5-mile marker at 12:18 p.m.

The report said the driver, Kenneth Pilkenton, 52, of Arnold, Mo. tried to swerve to avoid the man.

An investigation by the State Patrol and the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is ongoing.

— by Hayley Bruce


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