In the late hours of Tuesday, April 30th, tragedy struck on the eastbound lanes of Highway 20 in the 3100 block of Dubuque as a pedestrian, David Miller, 47 years old of Dubuque, was struck by a motor vehicle. Responding swiftly, Dubuque Police Officers and Dubuque Fire staff found Miller lying in the roadway with significant head trauma. Despite immediate lifesaving efforts, Miller succumbed to his injuries at 12:06 am.

Police crime scene

The driver of the vehicle, Charles Calkins, a 53 year old from East Dubuque, remained on the scene and cooperated with authorities. Initial investigations suggest Miller entered the roadway on foot as Calkins’ vehicle was traveling eastbound. However, no charges are currently pending against Calkins as the investigation continues.

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The incident highlights the importance of road safety and the devastating consequences that can result from accidents. Miller's untimely passing serves as a somber reminder to exercise caution while traveling, whether on foot, bike, or behind the wheel.

Lt. Luke Bock, reachable at 563-589-4473 or via email at, serves as a point of contact for those seeking further information or assistance regarding the incident. Additionally, Miller's body will undergo an autopsy at the State Medical Examiner Office in Ankeny as part of the ongoing investigation.

Credit: Google Maps 3100 Block of Highway 20 in Dubuque.
Credit: Google Maps
3100 Block of Highway 20 in Dubuque.

Thoughts and condolences go out to David Miller's family, loved ones, and those involved during this difficult time.

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