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Winter Storm in Iowa Causes Dozens of Crashes, 7 Deaths

Winter Storm in Iowa Causes Dozens of Crashes, 7 Deaths

February 06, 2018 12:49 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say seven people have been killed - including two teenage sisters - on Iowa roads as a winter storm swept the state Monday, leading to dozens of crashes and a 50- to 70-car pileup near Ames.
    
The Des Moines Register reports that 17-year-old Avery Arneson and 13-year-old Aiden Arneson, sisters from Decorah, died a two-vehicle crash around 8:30 a.m. Monday on a county road in northeast Iowa. Four other teens were injured and hospitalized in that crash.
    
In Cedar Rapids, two men died in a crash on Interstate 380. Killed were 24-year-old Jacolby Jesse Burks, of Cedar Rapids, and 21-year-old Devion Martel Luster, of Dixon, Illinois.
    
One person died and several people were critically injured in the pileup that closed Interstate 35 near Ames.
    
On I-80, police say a person was killed in a crash east of Grinnell around 1:20 p.m., and another person died and two others were injured at 1:40 p.m. near Durant.
    
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Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com

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