Five people died during a single vehicle rollover accident Friday night on Interstate 80, in Adair County. The Iowa State Patrol reports four of the victims were from Grand Island, NE. The identity of the fifth person is unknown. The Patrol says a 2011 Chevy Camaro driven by 29-year old ALex J. Paz-Lobo, of Grand Island, NE, was traveling east on I-80 south of Menlo at around 8:10-p.m., when the car went out of control, crossed the median and entered the westbound lanes of traffic, before it rolled into a field on the north side of I-80.
Paz-Lobo, and his passengers, 41-year old Javier Martinez-Martin, 25-year old Denis Juvenal Sorto-Martinez and 21-year old Jose B. Martinez, all of Grand Island, died in the crash, along with the fifth male subject whose identity was not immediately known. The accident remains under investigation.
The Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Adair County Ambulance, the Stuart and Adair Fire and Rescue Departments, Adair County Sheriff’s Office, and the Iowa Department of Transportation.