UPDATE: 1 dead, 2 injured following Highway 20 crash - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

UPDATE: 1 dead, 2 injured following Highway 20 crash

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UPDATE (1:45 p.m.): The Iowa State Patrol has named the people involved in the accident.

According to the agency's accident report, 34-year-old Lucas Lodermeier of Zearing, Iowa, died when his tractor trailer hit the back of another tractor trailer that had rolled while traveling westbound on Highway 20.

The other tractor trailer was being driven by 30-year-old Alberto Sosa, of Melrose Park, Illinois. The report says Sosa's truck lost control and rolled onto the passenger side. Lodermeier's truck, which was traveling in the same direction, then struck the other truck while it was on its side. Lodermeier's seat belt apparently cut on impact from the collision. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sosa, as well as a passenger in his truck -- 27-year-old Martin Feliz -- were both taken by ambulance to the hospital for injuries sustained during the accident. 

Iowa State Patrol says four other emergency crews assisted at the scene of the accident.

UPDATE: Highway 20 near Owasa remains blocked following a deadly crash.

Shorty before 8 a.m., the Hardin County Sheriff's Office told KWWL the crash might not be cleaned up for another two hours.

According to the Sheriff's Office, one person is dead following a crash involving two cars. Two people had to be taken to Hansen Family Hospital in Iowa Falls.

A third car had mechanical problems but the sheriff's office does not believe it was involved in the actual crash.

Highway 20 westbound near Owasa has been closed since shortly after 4:15 a.m., according to the Iowa Department of Transportation.


The Iowa DOT says a part of Highway 20 is blocked due to a crash.

The accident happened early Monday morning between Exit 175 near Owasa. Traffic is being redirected.

Stay with KWWL as we learn more information.

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