(IA)(11-12-2023) Adel tow-truck driver hit and killed, semi driver charged with vehicular homicide

URBANDALE, Iowa — Officials say a semi-truck driver was under the influence when his semi struck and killed a tow-truck driver Sunday night on I-80 in Urbandale.

It happened around 10:10 p.m. near the 130-mile marker on westbound I-80, according to the Iowa State Patrol. That’s just east of the 86th Street exit.

The tow truck driver, 45-year-old Joshua Villa of Adel, was on the right shoulder towing another vehicle when he and the wrecker were struck by a semi-truck driven by 54-year-old Dmytro Prysich of Hamtramck, Michigan.

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