Crash Blocks US 6 in Council Bluffs


July 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

(updated 8:49-a.m.)

Authorities say at least five people were critically injured during a three-vehicle crash this morning, just  east of Council Bluffs, on Highway 6. Two people were life-flighted to Creighton University Medical Center and three others were taken to hospitals in Council Bluffs. The vehicles involved were blocking both east and westbound lanes of U.S. 6 at Hunt Avenue, which is just east of the Interstate 80 interchange. Motorists should expect a delay or use an alternate route to reach their destination.

The accident happened at around 7:30-a.m.  Additional details are currently not available. The Iowa State Patrol was handling the accident investigation.