- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 12, 2015

MARENGO, Iowa (AP) - Two of 32 people injured in a fiery chain-reaction crash along westbound Interstate 80 remain hospitalized.

Iowa State Patrol Sgt. Nathan Ludwig on Monday told KCRG-TV (https://bit.ly/1zWzlsY ) the 59-year-old driver of a semi that crashed into a line of cars on the interstate near Williamsburg is in critical condition but is expected to survive. One other person involved in Friday’s crash also remains hospitalized.

The patrol report says a previous accident Friday halted traffic when a semi driven by the Portland, Oregon, man crashed into the line of cars, causing a chain reaction involving four other vehicles. The semi burst into flames upon impact and spread diesel fuel across the road, catching other vehicles on fire.

Iowa County dispatchers say they received nearly a dozen 911 calls following the crash.


Information from: KCRG-TV, https://www.kcrg.com

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