Wrong-Way Driver Caused Five-Vehicle Crash
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
crash in Iowa was caused by a wrong-way driver on Saturday. The accident occurred
in the northbound lanes of Interstate 35 near Ankeny at approximately
12:20 a.m. According to an Iowa State Patrol Trooper, a Red Chevy Cobalt
attempted a U-turn on northbound I-35 and traveled southbound in the northbound
lanes. The Cobalt struck a black Saab head-on and pushed the SUV into
the rear of a tractor-trailer. The SUV was then hit by a red Chrysler
Sebring. The Sebring tried to flee the scene northbound but struck a Silver
GMC Terrain and both vehicle end up in a ditch. According to State Troopers,
the driver of the Sebring and the driver of the Cobalt were both charged with OWI.
The northbound lanes of Interstate 35 were shut down for several hours
while crews investigated and cleaned up the wreckage. State troopers also
reported that during the clean up, a driver was arrested for an OWI while
traveling through the detour. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured
in the crash, however, police are still investigating.
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