Semi catches fire after chain reaction crash

A two mile stretch of I-80 was shut down after a semi truck caught fire following a chain reaction crash.

About 50-miles west of Iowa City, Iowa on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 a semi-trailer came upon traffic too quickly around 3 p.m., according to Iowa State Police. The truck clipped a car and struck the fuel tank of a second semi- which started the fire.

One of the semi drivers was taken to an area hospital, along with a woman and two children who were in the car that got clipped.

The extent of their injuries is unknown at this time.


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