A wrong-way driver triggered a five-vehicle crash on Interstate 35 last Saturday in Des Moines. According to Iowa State Patrol, a motorist drove the wrong way in the northbound lanes of Interstate 35 at approximately 12:19 a.m. and caused a five-vehicle pile-up near mile marker 89.2. According to the report, a northbound Red Chevy Cobalt did a U-turn and began traveling south in the northbound lanes. The Cobalt smashed into a black Saab and forced the SUV into the rear-end of a tractor-trailer. A red Chrysler Sebring then crashed into the Saab and then continued northbound into a Silver GMC Terrain. Both the Saab and the Terrain ended up in a ditch. Troopers report that the Sebring tried to leave the scene of the crash right before it smashed into the Terrain. The driver of the Sebring and the driver of the Cobalt were both charged with an OWI, Operating a Vehicle While Impaired. The pile-up caused the interstate to be closed during the investigated and cleaned up. Fortunately, no serious injuries were reported at the time of the crash. The five-vehicle crash remains under investigation.
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