[UPDATED] Cedar Rapids Man Killed in I-380 Crash South of Cedar Rapids
For the second time in three days, there's been a fatal accident on an area interstate. This time the incident happened on I-380, between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City.
According to an accident report from the Iowa State Patrol, traffic on Northbound I-380 had slowed because of a towing operation near mile marker 9, which is about a mile south of the Swisher/Shueyville interchange.
Due to the slowing of traffic, the interstate was backing up when just before 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 10, a Volvo sedan rear-ended the trailer of a Peterbilt semi near mile marker 6. That's near the Iowa River. The driver of the Volvo was killed in the accident. He has been identified as 37-year-old Eric Taylor of Cedar Rapids. The driver of the semi was not injured.
A portion of I-380 northbound was closed for approximately 4 1/2 hours after the crash. It fully reopened at around 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.
Sunday morning two people were killed in a series of accidents on I-80 near the Highway 1/Dodge Street exit in Iowa City. The chain reaction incident, which involved 16 vehicles, happened around 5:30 a.m.
According to an accident report from the Iowa State Patrol, the chain of accidents was caused when a semi lost control and jackknifed on I-80, which had become icy.
The two people killed were 57-year-old David Mosinski of Fairfield and 37-year-old Junier Caballero-Venero of Houston, Texas.
Johan Caballero-Venero was the driver whose semi jackknifed, blocking all three westbound lanes of I-80. Junier Caballero-Venero was a passenger in the semi and was struck and killed after exiting the tractor-trailer. Mosinski was killed when his vehicle crashed into the trailer of the jackknifed semi.
According to the Iowa State Patrol, all of the other people injured in the chain reaction accidents suffered just minor injuries.