Semi's collide on I-80, one killed - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Semi's collide on I-80, one killed

BROOKLYN (KWWL) - One person is dead after two tractor trailers collided head-on along Interstate 80 in central Iowa, a crash that forced officials to close the interstate to westbound traffic.

Westbound I-80 reopened later on Tuesday evening. It was closed for about four hours after the crash, which occurred around 1:30 p.m.

Officials say one person was killed and another injured in the crash, but are not releasing information on either victim at this time.

The accident occurred after a tractor trailer traveling east on I-80 crossed the median and hit another tractor trailer in the westbound lanes.

According to an Iowa State Patrol crash report, the eastbound semi stopped in the westbound lanes, and the westbound semi drove into a ditch off of I-80 west.

Online Executive Producer Nate Leding

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