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Update: 2 dead, 2 officers hurt in early morning Cedar Rapids crash

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Two people are dead and two officers were injured after an early morning car crash.

Cedar Rapids police officers were directing traffic after a crash in the South Bound lanes of interstate 380 near the 1st Avenue West exit, when a car hit their police car. 

The two people who hit the police car were pronounced dead on scene. 

According to a witness, "it was the most horrible thing I've seen in my life."

The witness says he watched police officers struggle to get people stopped before checking on the crash victims.

The witness says they tried breaking out a window to help one of the injured officers to safety, but they were unable to do so.

The officers who were hit were taken to a local hospital. 

No names and no other details are being released at this time.

Stay with KWWL as this story develops. 

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