Crashes snarl traffic on I-80 EB in Dallas & Madison Counties Friday morning


August 5th, 2022 by Ric Hanson

(Dallas/Madison Counties) – Two separate, multiple-vehicle accidents about four-miles apart caused traffic snarls this (Friday) morning on Interstate 80 eastbound, in Dallas and Madison Counties. Two people were seriously injured. The Iowa State Patrol says a four-vehicle crash occurred at around 6:45-a.m. near mile marker 112, just east of DeSoto. One person was taken from the scene by air ambulance in critical condition. All other injuries were described as minor.

No long thereafter, another multi-vehicle accident happened four-miles west on I-80 eastbound. Five vehicles were involved in a crash near the 108 mile marker, or just east of Earlham. One person was taken by ground ambulance from that crash scene in serious condition.

The interstate was re-opened to traffic after being detoured for a few hours. Both crashes remain under investigation. Additional details are expected later today.