A five-vehicle 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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