DALLAS COUNTY, Iowa – One person died after a semi crashed and caught fire early Monday morning on I-80 in Dallas County.
Emergency responders were called out to a semi fully engulfed in flames around 1:45 a.m. near De Soto.
Sgt. Alex Dinkla with the Iowa State Patrol confirms one person died in the incident. He said the crash happened right at the lane shift. It’s an area where construction has been going on for months.
This is the same location where two people died back in August when another semi crashed and caught fire.
Authorities shut down the eastbound lanes of I-80 from exit 110 to exit 113 for a few hours while the fire was put out and the scene was cleared. Traffic was routed north on Highway 169 to Highway 6 in Adel and then back south to I-80 on R16.
Eastbound I-80 has since re-opened.
No other information about the incident was immediately available.