One person dead after pileup on I-80 in Coralville

Update 2/1- One person is dead and several others are hurt after a pileup on I-80 Thursday, January 31.

Seven vehicles and four tractor trailers were involved in the crash around 3:30 p.m. Thursday. One driver died. Another is at the University of Iowa Hospital. The names of the people involved are not being released.  Iowa State Police officers say ice and snow covered roads along with low visibility were the cause of the crash.

CORALVILLE, Iowa -- Traffic was being detoured around the Iowa City and Coralville areas after a crash on Interstate 80.

According to the Iowa Department of Transportation, the crash was causing a 13-minute delay for drivers headed westbound and a five-minute delay for drivers headed toward the Quad Cities.

I-80 was blocked Thursday afternoon, January 31 between Exits 242 and 240.

The detour in place was taking drivers up Highway 1, through Solon, westward onto Route 30 and then south back down through North Liberty on Interstate 380.

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Image from the Iowa DOT

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