- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A portion of Interstate 35 in central Iowa has reopened after a crash involving a semitrailer closed it for several hours.

West Des Moines police say the crash happened Tuesday morning after a northbound semitrailer struck construction barriers just south of Iowa Highway 5 and overturned. The truck’s fuel tank ruptured and spilled diesel across the highway.

The semitrailer struck a second semitrailer in the opposite direction. Two smaller vehicles then hit the second semitrailer.

Three people were taken to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. A fourth person declined medical attention at the scene.

The Des Moines Register reports (https://dmreg.co/1vumrwh ) the crash closed a portion of the interstate in both directions and traffic was rerouted. It reopened in the late afternoon.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, https://www.desmoinesregister.com

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