- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

SWISHER, Iowa (AP) - Three people have died in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 380 in eastern Iowa.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports (https://icp-c.com/29s5ApZ ) that 21-year-old Jordan Dietrich, of Victor, 22-year-old Furaha Nyabitanga, of Iowa City, and 26-year-old Djumapili Shabani, of Cedar Rapids, died in a crash around 3:40 a.m. Tuesday near the town of Swisher.

The Iowa State Patrol says Dietrich was driving a car the wrong way in a northbound lane of I-380 near the exit for Swisher.

Investigators say Dietrich then swerved onto the east shoulder, where a car driven by Nyabitanga had pulled over to avoid Dietrich’s oncoming car. Shabani was a passenger in Nyabitanga’s car.

The crash, which remains under investigation, closed the northbound lanes of I-380 for nearly four hours Tuesday morning.

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Information from: Iowa City Press-Citizen, https://www.press-citizen.com/

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