Tama, IA — An early-morning accident on Highway 30 in Tama near the Meskwaki Casino left local resident 38-year old Elton Roberts dead. Police said the accident happened at about 2:15 a.m. at F Street and Highway 30 (300th Street).
Roberts was driving south along F Street that morning when he attempted to cross over Highway 30 and was hit by an 18-wheeler truck. The collision left Roberts fatally injured and he passed away at the scene. The driver of the 18-wheeler, 49-year old Michael Barney, was non-fatally injured and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation and police have not released further updates.
Scene of the Accident