Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story contained incorrect information about the number of people killed in the crash, which was provided in a report by the Iowa State Patrol. The Iowa State Patrol has reached out to us to let us know of their error and it has been corrected in the story.
POLK COUNTY, Iowa — The Iowa State Patrol is investigating a crash that took the life of an 11-year-old and injured his father Tuesday night.
The crash happened just after 5:30 p.m. at the 136-mile marker on I-80 near Northeast 14th Street. Eastbound traffic was backed up due to a motorcycle crash and as vehicles were slowing down, a semi rear-ended a small SUV, which then crashed into the back of another car.
A crash report from the ISP said 11-year-old Ian Venales of Grimes died from injuries received in the accident. He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. The child’s father, 42-year-old Luis Venales Graterol, was driving the SUV and suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
The drivers of the semi and car were not hurt.