Semi Rolled Over on I-80/35 West Mixmaster Merger

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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — A semi driver is fortunate to be alive after his trailer tipped over on the west mix-master Tuesday night.

It happened as he was merging onto I-80 from I-35 south.

Officers say he was going too fast and his back tires slid onto the gravel causing him to lose control, and roll into the ditch. He ended up pinned by the steering wheel, but is expected to recover with only a few broken bones.

First responders in West Des Moines say they see this all the time and want to remind drivers to slow down.

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