POLK COUNTY, Iowa — A metro sports radio host died Tuesday after he was struck by a semi-truck on Interstate 80.
According to the Iowa State Patrol, 44-year-old Gantry R. Miller of West Des Moines was driving eastbound on Interstate 80 at 9:45 a.m. when he stopped on the shoulder before mile marker 140. The Patrol says Miller exited his vehicle and was struck by a semi-truck driven by 67-year-old Terry Peters of Fairfield.
Authorities say Miller died at the scene of the accident.
Miller co-hosted the radio show, “The Drive with Wolfgang and Steen,” on 1700 The Champ. The radio station announced Miller’s death on their website.
“It is with great sadness that we share with you the passing of our dear friend and fellow broadcaster, Gantry “Wolfgang” Miller. Wolfgang was co-host of “The Drive with Wolfgang and Steen” on 1700 The Champ. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time,” said the station.
According to the station, Miller had been a part of the radio scene in Iowa for a decade.